If you get a Central Hudson bill every month, chances are you’re devoting more time and money than you should toward it. Simplify the process–and pay less–with these 3 tips.
Unless you’ve taken yourself completely off the grid, you have to pay an energy bill every month.
It’s easy to dread it or put it off. But that usually makes it all the more painful.
Instead, let’s focus on solutions: how can paying Central Hudson bills be quicker, simpler, and less costly? These 3 easy tips will get you all three without asking for an extra dime.
1. Set Up Autopay
When it comes to payment methods, Central Hudson gives you options.
You can pay your bills over the phone, through the mail, online, in person, or even via text. Every choice is valid for its own reason. One option, though, is the quickest (because it takes no time at all).
If you set up autopay for your Central Hudson account Central Hudson will automatically draw the funds you owe every month. No need to write a check, make a call, or anything like that. No extra work.
You’ll still get your monthly statement from Central Hudson so you can monitor your energy use and payments.
If the idea of giving your banking information to your utility makes you uncomfortable, consider this: these transfers are closely monitored by the New York regulatory agencies that oversee all of its utilities. You’re no more likely to be overcharged with this payment method than any other. In fact, paying this way is actually safer than sending a check in the mail or talking to someone over the phone, because you know your money is going to Central Hudson and can’t be intercepted along the way.
As an additional benefit, using autopay ensures timely bill payments every month, which benefits your credit score. That’ll come in handy next time you want to make a big purchase.
Central Hudson is required by New York state to meet clean energy standards. That means new solar farms are connecting to its power lines–and THAT means Central Hudson customers can sign up for a share of a local solar farm for free.
Solar farms are free to join (here are the financials that explain why). By joining, you earn credits for the energy your solar share creates, lowering your bill. It might sound crazy, but it’s really that simple.
Why don’t more people do this? Mostly because they don’t know about the opportunity available to them. That’s why we’re spreading the word!
You don’t have to pay to enroll. You’re not changing how your energy is delivered. You’re just agreeing to support more clean energy in the grid, and in exchange, you get a discount on your normal power. You can find out more about this option here.
3. Sign Up For a Central Hudson Energy Saving Program
Most people don’t know this, but Central Hudson actually offers customers incentives to go green and save energy.
For instance, Central Hudson can help cover the cost of lighting improvements that save you money. They can also help you upgrade your heating or cooling systems–or even pay you to recycle!
See if you’re eligible on the Central Hudson website. You might be able to cut down your monthly bills for years to come with almost no effort.
We hope you found these steps useful.
If you’ve got your own tips , let us know about them in the comments so we can share them with more people!