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Thermostat Savings

Savings on energy is a serious concern, especially in the winter. Even though the cost of oil is lower than during recent years, it’s always an effort to try to save money on the fuel we use to heat our homes.

When it comes to a heating system, it never makes sense to leave it running when the heat isn’t needed. You should turn the heat down in the cold winter days to conserve energy and save some money. A smart thermostat that can program when the heat comes on and off can save money for any homeowner! You can program the unit to turn down at 8AM when people leave the house and then turn on again around 5PM when people return home.

Smart thermostats can also be adjusted to work in specific zones of a home so you can keep unused rooms cooler than the rest of the house if they are empty. These thermostats can also turn down the heat when people go to sleep and then turn the heat on again just prior to wake up time since people tend to have a deeper sleep in a cooler house. Of course, you need to be sensitive to older homes that are poorly insulated. You don’t want to freeze pipes in a home due to it being too cold. Please use your best judgement with older homes. Keeping your heat at a minimum of 60 degrees is always in your best interest when on vacation, out for the day or within a “less used” area of your house.

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Discount Power Achieves The Highest Rating with BBB-CT

Discount Power, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been upgraded from an “A” to an “A+” with the CT Better Business Bureau. This ranking demonstrates the results of our continued improvement of customer’s expectations and service. Discount Power continues to stand out by offering outstanding service and value to our long-standing customers.

In addition, the “Energy Marketing Conference” an annual conference of peers announced additional recognition this past September 2016. Discount Power was nominated for “Excellence in Customer Service Award,” joining twelve other firms nominated out of several hundred firms in the USA. Discount Power is honored to be part of this elite peer group within the retail energy industry.

Eversource and United Illuminating generation rates are increasing dramatically in January 2017 so please take the time to look at Discount Power and make an informed decision to find cost savings for your home or business.

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Discount Power Toys For Tots Collection

Discount Power Inc. is serving as a collection area for Toys for Tots in Shelton, CT. If you have a donation please stop in at our offices from Monday-Friday from 9-5PM. Toys For Tots is looking for new, unwrapped gifts for children to be donated for this holiday season. The final day for donating gifts will be December 19th, 2016 at noon. The address for dropping off gifts: Discount Power Inc., 6 Armstrong Road, 3rd Floor, Shelton, CT 06484. Local number - 203-929-3200. Thank you for your support.

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Are You Ready For Winter?

Cold weather is just around the corner! Fall in New England marks the time you start to prepare for winter and hopefully, find some cost savings ideas for your home. Below are a few helpful hints of simple items to help you find cost savings and more energy efficient ideas for your home.

1. Windows - provide a barrier to the cold weather. Energy efficient windows can help reduce heat loss. Storm windows can help with 10-20% support in cutting back cold weather. Caulking around the window can also help optimize your home heating loss.

2. Fireplace - consider replacing a wood-burning fireplace with a more efficient wood stove or gas insert. Some states even offer a rebate or tax credit for upgrading your inefficient fireplace. If you’re not interested in updating your fireplace, try adding glass doors with a heat-air exchange system and make sure your flue damper has been properly cleaned and sealed.

3. Reverse your ceiling fan - to help circulate warm air in the winter. In doing so, you will push down the warm air and recirculate it throughout the room.

4. Insulate - heat will flow from warm living spaces to an unheated attic, garage and basement. This will make your heating system work harder if your home isn’’t properly insulated. So, be mindful of your unheated spaces and make sure they are properly insulated or protected to avoid wasting energy during the cold months.

5. Check your utility contract and make sure you have an affordable fixed rate going into the winter months. Browse our site for more details on our current rates in your town.

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Discount Power Green Initiative Beach Trash Cleanup

Discount Power is highlighted in this Shelton Herald paper for our green efforts with the International Coastal Challenge and working with Connecticut’s “Save the Sound.” On Thursday, September 15th several of Discount Power’s employees set out to offer support during the annual “coastal clean-up” effort in Connecticut. To date, over 58 clean-up sessions have been done offering up over 1,512 volunteers in the state and over 6,517 pounds of garbage covering over 45 miles of waterfront. In an effort to give back to our local community, Discount Power offered support with this “green” effort and was looking to showcase how you can empower your life and contribute to a greener world by choosing 100% wind energy for your home or business. Discount Power, Inc. offers customers the opportunity to support renewable energy for your home or business. When you select a green product, Discount Power purchases renewable electricity on your behalf in the form of grid power plus renewable energy certificates (RECs). By choosing the Discount Power Green product, you will help reduce your carbon footprint. Learn more about our coastal clean-up event by clicking HERE.

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Discount Power, Inc. Nominated for Excellence in Customer Service Award

Discount Power, Inc. is nominated for the second year in a row by the Energy Marketing Conference. This year, Discount Power, Inc. is nominated for an “Excellence in Customer Service Award”. Thirteen companies have been nominated, out of several hundred firms in the United States, and the award will be given out on September 20, 2016 at the Energy Marketing Conference in New York. Discount Power is honored to be part of this elite peer group within the retail energy industry. You can read an additional article on the nomination located HERE.

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Discount Power, Inc. Launches 100% Wind Energy Products

Discount Power, a licensed retail energy supplier, announced that they have launched green energy products for their customers to support clean energy production, paving the way to become less reliant on fossil fuels.

“Discount Power strives to create tangible value for our customers, we’re very proud to be one of a few retail utility suppliers in the area offering 100% wind energy for your home or business. We chose wind energy for its value to customers and for being carbon neutral,” said Joel Glassman, Chief Operations Officer at Discount Power Inc. “By signing up for Discount Power’s green products, you will ensure that every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity you use is from clean renewable energy.”

Discount Power procures renewable electricity for its green products in the form of grid power plus renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from national wind generators, a carbon neutral generation source. RECs represent the environmental attributes of power generated from renewable energy generation.

In addition to offering green energy products, Discount Power will contribute to a greener world by donating a portion of all proceeds from the newly launched green products to a local environmental charity.

Discount Power, based in Shelton, CT, is a licensed retail energy supplier serving customers in CT, MA, OH, PA and MD. Along with offering renewable products, Discount Power offers additional value adds to its customers including $1,200 per year of rewards for shopping and dining. Discount Power also gives back to the local community of its customers with the Generate Hope program, offering donations to various non-profit organizations in the markets they serve.

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Power Drains While Technology Is Turned Off

Once upon a time, there was a difference between having your power ON and OFF. Now, it’s just more complicated. Each home on average has about fifty devices and appliances drawing power, even when they appear to be turned off. It all adds up! About a quarter of all residential energy consumption is used on “idle” power mode according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This simply means that devices that are “off” or in standby or sleep mode can use up to $19 billion dollars in billable electricity each year.

POWER DRAINS WHILE TURNED OFF

LG washing Machine - 7W on and 4W when in the off mode

AppleTV - 21W on and 17W off

Samsung cable box - 28W on and recording and 26W off and not recording

Apple MacBook - 48W - open and charging, 48W closed and charging, and 27W open and fully charged

In addition to the above items, there are lots of devices and appliances in your home like ovens, refrigerators, coffee makers, game consoles, etc... that are plugged in. While these items have become more efficient over the years with LED bulbs and Energy Star appliance ratings, they still tend to drain a great deal of power even when they are turned off. The easiest way to save electricity on these items while they are turned off is to plug them into a power strip so you can easily “unplug” multiple items at once by turning off the power strip.

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HVAC Maintenance

Summer is here and temperatures are on the rise so, be mindful of your HVAC system and do some maintenance. Proper maintenance is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems and optimize your energy spend on air conditioning this summer. These simple steps can help you save money:

1. Change your air filter every three months. Dirty filters block air flow which can cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills, as well as a system failure at some point.

2. Make sure your cooling system is operating at peak performance and have a HVAC contractor come do an annual tune-up of your system.

3. If your HVAC system is 12 years old or older you might consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR unit. These new state of the art heating and cooling systems can cut your yearly energy spend a great deal.

4. Check outdoors and make sure you have nothing blocking your outside A/C unit; plants can grow too close to the unit and might create problems.

5. Consider cleaning the ducts in your home with a professional service. They can also check for possible air leaks or damage to the ducts.

Discount Power is looking to help you save on utility spend during the year. These simple steps can offer a great deal of support to your home during the summer months and throughout the year.

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Summer Savings Tips

Homeowners in the Northeast are almost always running systems to either heat or cool your home. Discount Power would like to offer some energy savings tips to help your home to be more efficient.

Air Conditioners: Purchase ENERGYSTAR rated equipment to be sure they are state of the art and energy-efficient products.

Weather Stripping and Insulation: Weather-stripping your windows, doors and attic to stop air leaks and reduce the amount of energy used to heat or cool your home can help. Insulating your attic, walls, flooring and crawl spaces likewise can also offer support to lower your energy bills during the year.

HVAC System: Do some maintenance to make sure your air filters are cleaned. If your system is older than 12 years you might want to consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR unit. Make sure nothing outdoors is blocking your unit like plants and consider having your ducts cleaned by a professional service.

Programmable and wireless thermostats: Programmable thermostats will offer you a consistent gauge for your home, offering you better control of the overall temperature in your home and could also offer you remote access with a wireless thermostat when you are out of town or simply away from the house for the day.

Air-Sourced Heat Pump Water Heater: Air-sourced heat pump water heaters pull energy from the surrounding air and add it to your hot water storage tank. They can be easily 2-3 times more effective than a conventional water heater. They are also safer for your home.

Electricity Generation Costs: Compare the fixed rate electricity generation offerings in Connecticut at ctenergysavings.com and make sure you are saving on your monthly spend.

Taking advantage of energy-efficiency incentives for your home can ensure that you have a greener home that will offer you lower energy cost during the year.

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Discount Power Customers Have Statewide Savings of Almost $1 Million in 2015 According to Recent Analysis

Discount Power, Inc. (“DPI”), a competitive supplier of electricity based in CT and serving customers in Eversource and UI territories showed savings of $952,000 for its customers in 2015 as determined by the State of Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel’s Electric Supplier Market Fact Sheet. The analysis reviewed the price performance of competing suppliers, and Discount Power was one of only 12 retailers that showed savings in 2015 out of a total of 32 suppliers reviewed in Connecticut.

Discount Power currently offers fixed rates to Connecticut residents that are below the standard offer rates of Eversource and UI. They also offer additional value adds including $1,200 per year of rewards for shopping and dining. Discount Power also feels strongly about giving back to the community and offers various non-profits to select from when signing up for Discount Power to provide a charitable donation through its Generate Hope program.

“This analysis clearly shows that Discount Power strives to create tangible value to our customers, and I am very proud of everyone here at Discount Power that helped in making this possible for our Connecticut customers,” said Joel Glassman, Chief Operating Officer of Discount Power.

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Discount Power earns “A” ranking with CT BBB

Discount Power, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been awarded an “A” ranking with the CT Better Business Bureau. This ranking demonstrates the results of our continued improvement of customer’s expectations and service. Discount Power continues to stand out by offering outstanding service and value to our long-standing customers.

In addition, the “Energy Marketing Conference” an annual conference of peers has announced additional recognition in September 2015. Discount Power was nominated as one of the “turnaround companies of the year” which again, showcases our growth and superior customer service support for low cost electricity to thousands of clients in the State of CT.

If you are concerned about the dramatic rate increase you’ve seen in your utility bill this past month please take the time to look at Discount Power and make an informed decision to find cost savings for your home or business.

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Connecticut, Have Your Utility Rates Increased Dramatically in 2016?

Connecticut, have your utility rates increased dramatically in 2016? Discount Power will help you find better rates.

Lock in with a fixed rate that is well below the current standard utility rate. Connecticut utilities have increased standard offer rates over 15% in January 2016. Now is the time to evaluate what’s happening and lock into your fixed rate plan with Discount Power.

Discount Power Inc. provides low cost fixed rate plans for your home or business. We’re a licensed power provider in Connecticut. We serve thousands of satisfied customers in your state daily.

When you sign up for Discount Power, you’re eligible to receive up to $1,200 per year in rewards for shopping and dining redeemed online. For as long as you are active customers of Discount Power you will receive a reward value of $100 per month to be used at over 300,000 local merchant stores; including hotels, restaurant chains, movie theatres, retails stores, gift cards, and much more.

In addition, Discount Power will offer monthly donations to a list of local charities with our Generate HOPE program. These are 501(c)3 charities located in your state and offering support in many diverse non-profit areas; including cancer, veterans, food banks, literacy, charitable credit unions, and more. Generate HOPE will provide a monthly donation to the charity you’ve selected as a “thank you” for your business at no additional cost to you.

Discount Power stands out among many by offering value and outstanding customer service through fixed rate pricing to our customers.

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Discount Power Inc. Provides Low Cost Electricity Plans

Discount Power Inc. provides low cost electricity plans for your home and business. We are a licensed power provider in the state of Connecticut. We offer fixed electricity rates that fit into your budget. Discount Power currently serves thousands of satisfied customers in your state. Discount Power customers are eligible to receive up to $1,200 per year in rewards in shopping and dining. These rewards are redeemed online as long as you are an active consumer of Discount Power. You will receive a reward value of $100 per month to be used at over 300,000 local merchant stores; including hotels, restaurant chains, movie theatres, retail stores, gift cards, and much more.

In addition, our customers will be offered an opportunity for a monthly donation to select charities on our Generate HOPE program at no additional cost to customers. These are all 501c3 non-profit organizations within your state that will offer support to your community; cancer centers, veterans, food banks, shelters, and much more. Generate HOPE will make a monthly donation to the charity you’ve selected as a “thank you” for your business.

Discount Power continues to stand out by offering not only outstanding service but continuing to provide value to our long-standing customers.

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Save Money On Electricity with Discount Power

Connecticut utility generation rates will be going up over 15% come January 1, 2016. Lock in with Discount Power for rates that are below the upcoming utility rates.

Discount Power Inc. provides low cost electricity choices for your home or business. We are a licensed power provider in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We offer fixed utility rates for your CT home that fit into your budget. Discount Power currently serves thousands of satisfied customers in CT.

Our pricing is based on fixed and/or variable rates that vary from state to state. It’s worth researching the competitive options available in your state to make sure you are making an informed decision. We serve thousands of satisfied customers currently in Connecticut. When you sign up for our residential services you will also be eligible to receive up to $1,200 per year in rewards for shopping and dining which is redeemed online. As long as you are an active customer of Discount Power you will receive a reward value of $100 per month to be used at over 300,000 local merchant stores; including hotels, restaurant chains, movie theaters, retails stores and for gift cards and much more.

In addition, Discount Power will offer monthly donations to a list of local charities with our Generate HOPE program. These are 501(c)3 charities located in your state and offering support in many diverse non-profit areas; including cancer, veterans, food banks, literacy, charitable credit unions, and more. Generate HOPE will provide a monthly donation to the charity you’ve selected as a “thank you”.

Discount Power stands out by offering not only outstanding service but providing value to our long-term customers. Lock in now and lock into savings with Discount Power!

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Discount Power Collects for Toys For Tots

Discount Power Inc. is serving as a collection area for Toys For Tots in Shelton, CT. If you have a donation please stop in at our offices from Monday-Friday from 8:30-5PM. Toys For Tots is looking for new, unwrapped gifts for children to be donated. The final day for donating gifts will be December 18th, 2015. The address for dropping off gifts:

Discount Power Inc., 6 Armstrong Road, 3rd Floor, Shelton, CT 06484. Local number - 203-929-3200. Thank you for your support.

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It’s time to Manage Your Energy Costs at Home

November is off to a mild start and forecasters state that the winter weather will be mild this season. Even so, soon you will start to crank up your thermostats and you will want to make sure that every energy dollars spent is not escaping through your windows, doors and the roof of your home. Discount Power wants to offer you tips on winter home savings to help you reduce energy consumption and better manage your utility bills.

Discount Power provides low cost electricity choices for your home or business. We’re a licensed power provider in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania. We offer both fixed or variable electricity rates that fit into your budget. Discount Power serves thousands of satisfied customers in Connecticut.

The benefits of working with Discount Power are directly related to cost savings for both your home and/or business. Today, our pricing is based on fixed and/or variable rates that vary from state to state. It’s worth researching the competitive options available in your state to make sure you are making an informed decision. When you sign up for our residential services you will also be eligible to receive up to $1,200 per year in rewards for shopping and dining which is redeemed online. As long as you are an active customer of Discount Power you will receive a reward value of $100 per month to be used at over 300,000 local merchant stores; including hotels, restaurant chains, movie theaters, retails stores and for gift cards and much more.

In addition, Discount Power will offer monthly donations to a list of local charities with our Generate HOPE program. These are 501(c)3 charities located in your state and offering support in many diverse non-profit areas; including cancer, veterans, food banks, literacy, charitable credit unions and more. Generate HOPE will provide a monthly donation to the charity you’ve selected as a “thank you”.