New Richmond Utilities participates in the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), which means that customers of the utility may apply for assistance with household heat and electric costs beginning Oct. 1, 2014.
For more information or to begin the application process, see Home Energy Plus or call the toll-free number 1-866-432-8947.
WHEAP accepts applications through May 15. Weatherization assistance is also available through WHEAP, and electric assistance is available through Wisconsinís Public Benefits program. Local social services agencies can help residents deal with emergency situations.
This holiday season New Richmond Utilities is reminding homeowners and businesses about the benefits and advantages of energy efficient lighting options to help customers stretch their holiday dollar and trim their holiday energy bill.
New Richmond Utilities recommends replacing traditional holiday lights with a more energy efficient lighting option to decorate the home or business, such as light-emitting diode (LED) lights. Compared to standard incandescent holiday lights, LED lights offer several advantages. LED holiday lights use up to 90 percent less energy to produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs, cost significantly less to operate, and last longer than standard lights. LEDs also emit much less heat than traditional lights, greatly reducing the risk of fire hazards, and do not have the same components that cause traditional lights to burn out or combust.