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Frequently Asked Questions: Electric Utility

How can I save on energy costs?

About 60% of your total energy usage comes from heating and cooling; another 20% results from heating your water, and the other 20% comes from appliances and lighting.

You can save energy costs by following some of these familiar steps.

A.   Turn off the lights when leaving the room, especially incandescent bulbs. The bulbs are only about 20% efficient. The rest of the energy is given off as heat. On the other hand, converting to modern compact florescent bulbs, which are lower in wattage and longer lasting, will conserve more energy.

Streetlights - damaged or broken

To report a streetlight is damaged, a bulb is burned out or flickering or does not cycle properly.

Residents can call the Electric Office at (630) 377-4407 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to report inoperable streetlights, or create a Support Request to report the streetlight. Streetlights are normally repaired on Fridays.