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Energy Assistance: Support worth $180 can help save on utilities

Millions of Americans are heading into summer in need of energy assistance as inflation creates incredibly high utility bills.

lightbulb with cash representing energy assistance

There are free assessments and kits worth up to $180 that can help you lower your energy bill as the weather heats up.

Duke Energy has a program called the Home Energy House Call, which provides a free in home assessment.

An expert can check your entire home and all appliances for leaks as well as give you a tailored list of tips for saving money.

Who can use this energy assistance program?

This energy assistance program is available to 8.2 million people using Duke Energy as a provider.

There are 6 states Duke Energy services

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Energy Assistance: July payment eligibility for $3,200

The program is available to customers in each state except Ohio.

Eligible customers may also qualify for an energy assistance kit to help cut down costs.

The kit has lightbulbs, weather stripping, and shower heads that are all energy efficient.

The kit is worth up to $180.

Each eligible household can get one free kit every 36 months.

Duke Energy also offers tips regarding energy assistance

Change your air filters regularly to keep your systems from overworking.

Set your thermostat at the most comfortable setting you can with temps being closing to the same as outside..

When the day is the hottest, keep curtains, drapes, and blinds closed to keep heat out.

Use a fan if possible instead of air conditioning.

Grill outside instead of cooking inside and making it hotter.

Keep your lights off when you do not need them to stop creating heat and using the air conditioning.

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