Summer heat can increase energy use and utility bills

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Easily manage your usage, and electricity costs heat up

Easily manage your usage, and electricity costs heat up

Easily manage your usage, and electricity costs heat up

Several options are available to manage the cost of staying cool, and help with billing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. There are many factors that can affect utility bills, including the summer heat, which often causes us to turn the temperature down on our thermostat and push the air conditioner over speed. Remember that taking steps like these to stay cool on the hottest days of the year can dramatically increase your electricity consumption, and thus your bill.

But there are ways to stay comfortable and keep your bills within easy reach! Entergy recently offered energy-efficiency tips like closing blinds and blinds and keeping the thermostat at 78 degrees or above a comfortable temperature. These free or low-cost steps can go a long way in conserving energy; However, if you have already received a high bill, here are six useful options to consider in managing costs or receiving assistance:

  • level Invoices Entergy calculates your average bill over a rolling 12-month period, so you have a flat bill every month of the year. Pay roughly the same amount every month, no surprises.
  • Choose a date – Choose what day of the month you are charged in line with your budget and manage your cash flow.
  • deferred payment Talk to us about your situation and we may be able to make a deferred payment arrangement. Call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).
  • Payment extension Eligible customers who require additional time to pay their bills can call the automated answering system at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) or request an extension through myEntergy.
  • The power of care Through Entergy’s The Power to Care program, local nonprofit agencies can provide emergency billing assistance for seniors and disabled individuals in a crisis. Find out more in Help for paying electricity bills.
  • to flame LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a program that provides money to help people with energy bills and other energy-related expenses. LIHEAP is funded by the federal government and works with community action agencies to help customers pay for and maintain electrical service in their homes. Find out more in Help for paying electricity bills.

Entergy encourages customers to download the company’s mobile app to monitor usage (if you have a smart meter), among other steps, to be more energy efficient before the next bill arrives.

Regardless of our do-it-yourself tips, corporate energy efficiency programs can help. They offer free home energy assessments and discounts to help reduce the initial cost of installing energy-efficient equipment, such as high-efficiency HVAC adjustments, insulation, air sealing, and duct sealing.

Customers who are behind in bill payments or have concerns about their bill should contact the company either online or by phone at 1-800 ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749). Our representatives can investigate your account or describe the billing assistance options that may work best for you and your family’s particular situation.

About Intergy Arkansas

Entergy Arkansas supplies electricity to nearly 728,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission operations, and retail distribution. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest US large-scale power generation fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electrical generation capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.

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