PECO is providing leading edge environmental and energy saving information to its customers through a new series of Web-based calculators from Apogee Interactive. PECO customers can now see the specific environmental and energy impacts of their household energy choices by using any of the new calculators on the “Save Energy/Save Money” section of the PECO Web site at (www.pecowinter.com):
- Lighting Calculator
- Appliance Calculator
- Heating Calculator
- Setback Thermostat Calculator
- TV Calculator
- Efficiency Calculator
- Paperless Billing Calculator
Who knew the average household can help avoid the equivalent of five pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year just by paying bills online? Or that you can avoid 100 pounds of CO2 emissions annually by switching two of your regular light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)? Or the fact that a typical household spends more than a hundred dollars a year just to keep the TVs on?
“We want our customers to know the energy saving opportunities and related environmental benefits by taking just one or two simple actions around the home,” said Frank Jiruska, director of Energy and Marketing Services for PECO. “We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for our customers to see just how simple it is to save energy and save money,” he said. “Armed with actionable information from the calculators, consumers can make more informed choices about appliance operating hours, family energy usage patterns and even home equipment selection.”
“These online tools give consumers more perspective, more information and ultimately more control over their impact on the environment,” said Susan Gilbert, president and chief executive officer of Apogee. “We’re dedicated to helping energy companies like PECO advance environmental stewardship among their customers.”
Apogee Interactive, Inc. is a leading provider of online solutions for the energy industry. Founded in 1994, Apogee's Web-based content and energy use analysis tools reach millions of energy consumers daily. Customers comprise a wide range of energy utilities such as American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), Entergy (NYSE: ETR), FPL (NYSE: FPL), TVA, LCEC and Jackson EMC. The company also provides eLearning systems, call center programs and demand response platforms to utilities and their trade associations.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 480,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,500 people in the region. PECO delivered 78.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 39.9 billion kilowatt-hours-hours of electricity in 2007. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.
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