New option was created to help customers feel safe while saving them money when they need it most

It’s no secret people are spending more time at home than ever before. As a result, those same people are also using more energy throughout the day.

Whether they are using their lights more, running their air conditioner longer, or plugging in their personal devices more, most people are looking for ways to save money and energy in these unusual times.

With a PNM Home Energy Checkup, customers can save both. PNM is continuing to offer in-person appointments while wearing masks and following safety and social distancing protocols.

However, they are also the first utility in the southwest to offer a virtual option, which started on June 1.

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Through a self-guided virtual energy assessment, a PNM Energy Specialist connects with each customer and guides them through the steps of a Home Energy Checkup.

A custom package of items to install, such as light bulbs, smart strips, and more, will be delivered directly to the door, and the team will walk them through installation as well. With the in-person and virtual option, every customer receives a personalized report with insights about how their home uses energy, recommended improvements and eligibility for other energy saving rebates. 

“I’m so glad that PNM offered a virtual checkup option,” said Natalie, a PNM customer who recently participated in the program. “My mom has cancer and I want to be in contact with as few people as I can to protect her.

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The virtual checkup made it easy and it only took about thirty minutes to complete. I’m looking forward to seeing savings on my bill in the future.”

There are two PNM Home Energy Checkup Packages to choose from:

Package A: $15 (a value of $69.96)
• Up to 20 ENERGY STAR® LED dimmable bulbs
(replacing incandescent bulbs), which last up to
25,000 hours (more than 20 years!)
• One LED nightlight
• Up to two efficient-flow showerheads*
• Two bathroom faucet aerators*
• One kitchen faucet aerator*
• One smart power strip
• Pipe insulation (up to 6 feet)
• One smart thermostat (for an additional $100 copay)

Package B: $30 (a value of $127.24)
Includes everything in Package A, plus…
• 20 additional ENERGY STAR LED dimmable bulbs
• One additional smart power strip

For more information, or to schedule a Home Energy Checkup, visit PNM.com/checkup.

About PNM
With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 530,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.