KCPL Partners with United Services to Offer Customers Free Ways to Save

Kansas City, Mo. (November 17, 2016) – This Saturday, KCP&L and United Services Community Action Agency are joining forces to help bring savings to income-eligible customers through the KCP&L Income-Eligible Weatherization program.

The organizations will be set up with KCP&L mobile customer service centers outside of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish located at 8812 E Gregory Blvd, Raytown, MO. In addition to educating customers on KCP&L’s energy efficiency programs, KCP&L and USCAA will help qualified participants apply for a free home energy audit and energy-efficiency upgrades ranging from installing insulation to repairing or replacing heating and cooling equipment. KCP&L and USCAA will also be going door-to-door in the Gregory Heights neighborhood to talk with eligible participants about these free offerings and hand out energy-efficient light bulb packs.

“We are excited to offer this program to our customers as a way to help them save money and energy,” said Brian File, senior manager of KCP&L’s Products and Services. “This program offers free ways for them to upgrade their homes to save now and in the long run.”

Learn more about Saturday’s event at weatherizetoday or to view the qualifications and apply for KCP&L’s Income-Eligible Weatherization program visit our weatherize page.

Here are some tips and tricks anyone can use to save money and energy this winter:
  • Insulate your water heater tank. This upgrade will pay for itself in only one year, with $20-$45 savings annually.
  • Seal air leaks. Save energy and money by filling any cracks and gaps around stationary parts with caulk, and you’ll see 10-20 percent in energy savings.
  • Lower your water heat temp. In two hours or less, by reducing your thermostat twenty degrees (on average), you could save $24-$60 a year.
  • Switch to CFL or LED lighting. Switching out 5 light bulbs to LEDs could save you more than $100 per year.

For more ways to save visit: http://www.kcpl.com/save

 
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About KCP&L:
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com. 

About United Services Community Action Agency:
The mission of USCAA is to assist low-income residents of Clay, Jackson and Platte counties, Missouri in their effort to become self-sufficient by providing emergency utility, food and housing assistance to improve the quality of their lives and the opportunity to eliminate the causes of poverty.