Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 26, 2015
Sizzling heat and freezing temperatures can take a sizable chunk out of household budgets throughout the year, making seasonal extremes seem even more miserable. The Energy Information Administration (EIA), in a report released June 9, 2015, has predicted a 4.8% increase in household energy costs this summer, tightening the pressure on budgets that may already be stretched to the limit.
“Changing seasons require renters and homeowners to adapt quickly when it comes to household savings,” said National Foundation for Credit Counseling© (NFCC©) vice president of public relations and external affairs Bruce McClary. “The good news is that there is more than one way to achieve the kind of energy efficiency that can add up to extra savings.”
The NFCC wants everyone to be comfortable while saving money on energy expenses, and is offering the following tips:
It can be hard to keep a budget on track when trying to stay comfortable at home. If energy costs have contributed to uncontrollable debt, the NFCC can provide financial counseling in-person, by phone, or online. To reach a certified financial counselor, consumers can call (800) 388-2227 or visit http://www.nfcc.org to get help today.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC members annually help millions of consumers through more than 600 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800) 682-9832) or visit http://www.nfcc.org.