Simple steps can decrease home energy bills

Arthur Moss monitors his energy usage pretty closely.

So when his electricity bill jumped up hundreds of dollars in recent months, he knew something was wrong. 
Moss stood before Maiden’s Town Council last month and asked leaders for some type of explanation, and ultimately help, in figuring out why the bill was so high.

Moss said he approached the town before with the same concerns, but nothing was accomplished.

Ultimately, Maiden leaders said they would request an energy audit for Moss’s home, a service provided by the town’s energy provider ElectriCities.

Like all cities and towns, Maiden occasionally has citizens come forward with questions or issues about their electricity bills.

Municipal leaders throughout Catawba County say there are ways to keep your electricity bill low without the hassle and costly alternatives that an energy audit may suggest. 

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.