The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will hold two free “Utility Bill Checkups” and give out money-saving light bulbs to show Evanston residents how to save potentially hundreds of dollars on their telephone and energy bills from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
At CUB’s “Utility Bill Checkup,” customers will also get information about the following programs:
• Consumer’s choice local-calling plans. Because these are under a price freeze for at least the next three years, consumers can avoid unnecessary charges such as AT&T’s Line-Backer service and receive a $10 credit with a different long-distance deal.
• The CUB Cellphone Saver, www.CUBCellphoneSaver.com, an online tool that automatically analyzes individual wireless bills. The Cellphone Saver, created by Texas-based Validas, can show consumers how to cut their wireless bills.
• Rebates and other incentives of up to $1,500 for making a home more energy-efficient. Information about these can be found at www.CUBLiveWire.org.
Attendees should bring their phone, electric and gas bills so CUB experts can look them over, search for any errors, and give cost-cutting tips. All participants will get a free CFL for showing up at the event (one per family).
For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.