It’s official, July has arrived! This means summer is in full swing and there are many opportunities for entertaining. We love a nice sunny day, burgers on the grill, and a dip in the pool (or sprinkler!). Whether you are hosting a small cookout or a big summer bash, we’re here to help you save energy all while being a relaxed host. Entertaining shouldn’t be stressful and you don’t need the thought of lingering high energy costs to ruin your party. This July Fourth weekend, we hope that you enjoy family, friends, and energy savings. It’s our wish that you see fireworks, just not when opening your energy bill this month. So sit back, grab a cold beverage, and let us give you tips to make effortless entertaining a reality.
Picture this – It is a blazing hot summer day in the middle of July. You are working from home and desperately trying to stay cool. In the back of your mind you see dollar signs every time you lower the thermostat. As sweat drips down your face on a Zoom call, the panic starts to ensue. What if we told you there was a way to lessen that impending doom. Well look no further, we are here to help! By following some simple suggestions to improve energy efficiency, you can reduce your energy costs while enjoying the comforts of a crisp, cool home or business all summer long.
When shopping for energy, when is just as important as where. Because of natural gas and electricity deregulation, you have the autonomy to choose when and where you shop for a supplier. This allows you to shop around and compare energy rates, helping you save money on your monthly energy bills.
WYOMISSING, Pa. – Today, UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES), the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), commemorated its spring 2022 visits to Pennsylvania schools and scholarship organizations it supports through Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. This year UGIES contributed $200,000 to support 70 private and parochial schools and scholarship organizations.
The United Way of Berks County has recently announced its 2022 Campaign Co-Chairs – UGI Energy Services President, Joe Hartz and his wife, Dana Hartz! Joe and Dana Hartz have a long history of supporting the community by volunteering, advocating, and making financial contributions. Together they have participated in United Way volunteer events to pack meals to help prevent hunger in Berks County. During the pandemic, Joe volunteered at food pantries throughout Berks County, to distribute food to those less fortunate. Volunteering is equally important for Dana. Every morning during the week, you will find her exercising shelter dogs at the Animal Rescue League. Their home has become a forever home to many homeless animals. They have played active roles in making the community a better place.
At UGIES, we serve a variety of businesses of all different types and sizes and we value our small business customers. During the first week of May (May 1st – 7th), we honor Small Business Week. During this week, entrepreneurs and small business owners are recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments. According to the Small Business Association, a small business is a firm having fewer than 500 employees. A recent SBA statistic from 2021 shows that there are approximately 32 million small businesses in the US which account for 99.9 percent of all US businesses. With this information, it is clear that small businesses make up a very large part of the businesses we frequent and serve.
We are delighted to celebrate both our earth and volunteers this week! This week we honor Earth Day and National Volunteer Week. These two observances go hand in hand, as we use our planet as the vessel for many of our volunteer activities. We have been busy recently, participating in activities to help our planet and community. At UGIES, we value our volunteers and the work they do within our community. We thank our employee volunteers for taking action and giving back to the places we call home.
UGI Energy Services is always pleased to offer customers a variety of energy options to fit the various needs and requirements of their businesses. As a company, we are committed to delivering affordable, efficient, and socially responsible energy products and services to our end users. We are well positioned and prepared to become a leader in the future of renewable energy. Our organization continues to focus on reducing its emissions, our customers’ emissions, and investing in alternative energy solutions. In 2020, UGI Corporation committed to reducing its Scope I (direct) emissions by 55% over the next five years and has additionally pledged to invest up to $1 billion in renewable solutions during that time. UGI Energy Services has also announced several renewable projects and initiatives throughout different states.
Our business footprint is how we tell our story: who we are, where we serve, and what motivates us to be the best provider. Each territory has its own unique set of customers and it is always our goal to deliver them service of the highest caliber.
Our Wilkes Barre office embodies this sentiment, establishing a presence of reliability throughout the surrounding communities. In this article, Jim Reino, our Regional Director of Sales and Operations for the Wilkes Barre region, will tell you more about their office and answer all of your energy related questions.