News Release

Nov. 4, 2014
PNM Offers Tips to Save Energy and Money as Temperatures Drop

Albuquerque: As temperatures drop and many areas in New Mexico are facing a freeze tonight, PNM is offering customersLet PNM help you with your energy saving efforts by signing up for a PNM Home Energy Checkup. For only $40, a qualified assessor will install and program a programmable thermostat, CFL bulbs, faucet aerators and a low-flow showerhead. A programmable thermostat can save you a significant amount of energy when used correctly. advice on how to stay warm while saving energy and money.

It's important to properly prepare your home for the colder weather. Winter heating can increase your electric bill, but even small changes can make a big difference.

Programs to Help You Save Money

Let PNM help you with your energy saving efforts by signing up for a PNM Home Energy Checkup. For only $40, a qualified assessor will install and program a programmable thermostat, CFL bulbs, faucet aerators and a low-flow showerhead. A programmable thermostat can save you a significant amount of energy when used correctly. 

The assessor will also work to find other rebates you may qualify for and additional ways to save energy and reduce your electric bill. The fee is waived for income-qualified customers and some income-qualified customers may be eligible for a free refrigerator. 

Since the days are getting shorter and lights will be on for longer periods, make sure to convert to CFL or LED bulbs for indoor and outdoor use. Get discounted bulbs at participating retailers through the PNM Home Lighting Discount Program.

Check out www.pnm.com/rebates for other PNM programs designed to help you save money and energy.

Space Heaters ¿ Are They Worth It?

Did you know that if used improperly, space heaters can make your energy bill soar and pose a safety hazard? Electric space heaters are best used for heating a small and occupied area. Be sure to turn other heating systems to 62 degrees or lower when using a space heater. Never leave a space heater unattended. For your safety and the safety of your family, please follow all operating guidelines for the use of space heaters.

More Winter Tips

PNM offers many ideas on low-cost and no-cost ways to prepare your home now for the coming cold days of winter. Many of these weatherization tips won't cost a dime. Visit www.pnm.com/save for a list of tips to help reduce your electric bill.  

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.