PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO will power down its iconic LED Crown Lights system for Earth Hour 2014 on Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prior to “going dark” a special message will appear from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the lights atop the company’s Main Office Building at 2301 Market Street in Philadelphia.
“We’re turning off our Crown Lights for Earth Hour 2014 tonight from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Join us! Turn off your lights & save energy. Find more ways to save energy and money at www.peco.com/smartideas”
PECO customers are encouraged to support Earth Hour 2014 by turning lights off at their homes and businesses to save energy.
There are lots of simple things customers can do to save energy and money. For example:
- Turn lights off when you leave a room
- Use a programmable thermostat
- Close blinds/shades/drapes in the summer and leave them open in the winter
- Use ceiling fans to circulate air
- During summer months, run appliances that produce heat (clothes dryers and dishwashers) at night when it is cooler.
PECO Smart Ideas, our full suite of energy efficiency programs, has energy-saving products and programs to help save money in every home and business. For more ways on how to save energy visit www.peco.com/smartideas. PECO’s sister utilities, BGE in Baltimore, and ComEd in Chicago, also are participating in recognizing this global event.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.
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