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NV Energy can help you keep your home cooler in the summer

Posted at 7:00 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 14:29:21-04

With the warmer weather, many people worry about power bills but there is something that can help.

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NV Energy will come to your house for free and tell you how to save money. It's called the PowerShift home energy assessment.

Inspectors spend at least an hour inside and outside each home. Every house is different so for 13 Action News photographer Steve Smallwood, they found some unique solutions.

  • Upgrade your thermostat. It may be off by several degrees, like Smallwood's.
  • Solar screens for windows, especially those east and west facing windows that get a lot of direct sunlight. 
  • Install LED lights and air filters. 

Most of the issues cost little to fix. NV Energy also gives away LED lights and air filters.

The cost-saving ideas differ depending on the house, but now is the time to figure it out.

"Home energy assessments are very popular this time of year especially with the hot weather here," said Cynthia Messina, a program manager for NV Energy.

Inspectors can come out weekdays plus Saturdays. You can call 855-676-9373 to schedule yours.