Dominion East Ohio Offers Customers Energy Calculator, Manage Your Account Services at www.dom.com.CLEVELAND, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio customers looking for ways to increase energy efficiency in their homes and businesses have a handy new tool at their disposal. Customers can use a new Energy Calculator calculator or calculating machine, device for performing numerical computations; it may be mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic. The electronic computer is also a calculator but performs other functions as well. , available on the company's website, http://www.dom.com/, to compute To perform mathematical operations or general computer processing. For an explanation of "The 3 C's," or how the computer processes data, see computer. their natural gas consumption and general costs for operating electric appliances.
Dominion has designed its Energy Calculator to help customers determine how much energy they are using and explore ways to save energy and money. The energy calculator allows customers to create a profile of their current household energy use, calculate the energy used by various household appliances and discover ways to make better energy decisions by reducing consumption and improving energy efficiency.
Customers simply can enter some basic information about the size and age of their home, type of heating and cooling system cooling system: see air conditioning; internal-combustion engine; refrigeration.
Apparatus used to keep the temperature of a structure or device from exceeding limits imposed by needs of safety and efficiency. and kinds of appliances. The calculator is programmed with Dominion East Ohio's current natural gas rates and adjusts by ZIP code zip code
System of postal-zone codes (zip stands for “zone improvement plan”) introduced in the U.S. in 1963 to improve mail delivery and exploit electronic reading and sorting capabilities. for regional weather patterns. Electric costs are based on national average electric rates. It includes an energy-smart library, with detailed information about topics including weatherization, heating, cooling, lighting, water heating Water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry both hot water and water heated to steam have many uses. and food storage.
To use the energy-savings calculator, go to http://www.dom.com/, keyword "energy calculator."
"This user-friendly tool allows customers to identify areas in their homes or businesses where they can make energy-efficient improvements," said Bruce C. Klink, Dominion East Ohio president. "The energy calculators help customers understand their specific energy use so they can compare and analyze their bills and find ways to save energy and money."
Online Service Helps Customers Track Dominion East Ohio Accounts
The company also encourages residential and small commercial customers to take advantage of a free service that lets customers manage their natural gas account online.
Manage Your Account (MYA) gives customers access to current and past billing, payment and usage history, energy use comparisons, and copies of bills, to name a few features. Customers can even enter meter readings and update their account information. Since MYA began more than three years ago, more than 200,000 of the company's 1.2 million customers already have registered for the free service.
Customers also can MYA to view, change or cancel any previously scheduled turn on, turn off or transfer service requests, once the initial service order has been made, with a Dominion customer service agent.
MYA registration and online access is available at http://www.dom.com/ . To register, customers will need their Dominion account number, ZIP code and a personal PIN number -- usually the last four digits of the account holder's social security number or federal tax-ID number.
Once customers register for MYA, they also can take advantage of electronic billing Electronic billing is the electronic delivery and presentation of financial statements, bills, invoices, and related information sent by a company to its customers. Electronic billing is also referred to as the following:
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas and oil reserves Oil reserves refer to portions of oil in place that are claimed to be recoverable under economic constraints.
Oil in the ground is not a "reserve" unless it is claimed to be economically recoverable, since as the oil is extracted, the cost of recovery increases incrementally , 14,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage facility with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 11 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com/ .
CONTACT: Neil Durbin, Dominion, +1-216-736-6239, or 1-800-556-4400
Web site: http://www.dom.com/