While local families are turning up their heat and plugging in Christmas lights preparing for the holidays, many low-income families and seniors face dark, cold homes this winter.
As a way to help those in need, Duquesne Light is offering customers an opportunity to “save and give power” all this month.
When customers purchase qualifying compact fluorescent light or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs at participating retailers this month, a portion of all sales will benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, which is a local nonprofit organization that assists income-challenged individuals pay their utility bills.
These energy-efficient bulbs are already available at a discounted price at participating retailers including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club and Walmart.
“This is really a win-win for customers and the Dollar Energy Fund,” said Dave Defide, manager of customer programs at Duquesne Light. “Not only do customers save money on the purchase of energy-efficient light bulbs thanks to Duquesne Light rebates, they will also see savings on their electric bills all while helping their neighbors in need this winter.”
Energy-saving CFLs and LEDs are versatile alternatives to standard incandescent bulbs. They use up to 80 percent less energy—and save $40 or more in energy costs over the lifetime of a bulb—and can last up to 15 times longer.
Lighting experts from Duquesne Light will be in stores throughout the month to help customers choose the right bulbs for their needs, as well as to remind customers about the opportunity to save and give.
To learn more about discounted energy-efficient bulbs and upcoming events, visit www.wattchoices.com.