Programs offer helping hand for managing energy costs

Programs offer helping hand for managing energy costs

Duke Energy assistance programs aid needy during hot weather

Low-income and elderly people tend to face a burden during extreme temperatures. The higher energy bills that hot weather brings may be more than they can bear.

Making a home more energy efficient can help reduce energy costs. For some, there is additional help managing energy use through Duke Energy assistance programs and services, including:

Cooling Assistance Program in the Carolinas assists the handicapped, elderly and low-income families with energy costs associated with extreme summer temperatures.

Helping Home Fund offers free assistance for income-qualified customers in North Carolina to make their homes more energy efficient. Customers receive a home energy assessment and assistance to help save on energy bills.

Equal Payment Plan makes managing your cash flow easier by providing predictable monthly payments for customers in the Carolinas. Budget Billing is available for Duke Energy’s customers in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Energy Neighbor Fund for Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida helps eligible individuals and families cover home energy bills.

Fan-Heat Relief Program helps senior citizens in the Carolinas with cooling.

● Eligible homeowners in the Carolinas and Midwest and Florida can get a free home energy assessment, which includes an Energy Efficiency Starter Kit containing LEDs, an energy-efficient showerhead, switch and outlet energy seals.

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