A minor adjustment on your thermostat can save big in the long run

Bill Grady
February 19, 2019 - 7:31 am

Kansas City, MO - People who are dealing with high heating bills can take some comfort in knowing the cold weather rule is in effect, which means utilities are not allowed to cut off service.

State law on both sides of the state line forbids utility companies from pulling the plug on customers when the forecast temperature is 35 degrees in Kansas, 32 degrees in Missouri.

Minor adjustments to the thermostat can make a big difference in energy bills, said Jeremy McNeive, KCP&L spokesman.

"Turning that thermostat to 68 to 70 degrees, rather than that 71 or 72 degrees, a four degree difference, in the long run, can save up to 10 percent on your energy bill," McNeive said.

Customers can set up payment plans with utilities that will allow them to pay down their past due bills in installments, McNeive said.

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