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The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will be hosting a free clinic next week at The Viverito Senior Center. CUB will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Burbank-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year.
Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs. CUB’s utility-bill clinic, co-sponsored by state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, is:
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16
Louis S. Viverito Senior Center (STOA)
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459
Note: To register, please call Rep. Zalewski’s office, at 708-442-6500.
CUB will give consumers information on:
- How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.
- Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.
- Burbank’s municipal aggregation rate (6.92 cents per kilowatt-hour [kWh] plus a $6.50 monthly fee through July 2017 with Eligo Energy), and how it compares to ComEd’s standard rate.
- Future installation of smart meters that will give rise to money-saving programs like Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing.
- CUB Energy Saver, www.CUBEnergySaver.com, a free online tool that recommends actions consumers can take to cut their electric bills by potentially hundreds of dollars a year. The service tracks real savings and rewards participants with shopping and restaurant gift cards for reducing electricity usage.
Attendees should bring their utility bills so a CUB expert can analyze them.
CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, it has saved consumers more than $20 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit its award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.