Did you know if you're looking for something to come in the mail, the post office scans each piece of mail and you can see what's coming to you the next day? This USPS free and convenient service can help to protect against identity theft. Visit www.informeddelivery.usps.com to quickly and easily sign up for daily emails showing pictures of what you will be receiving in your mailbox each day. If something doesn’t arrive, there is a “Report Missing Mail” button.

Did you know that there are dozens of government programs that provide grants, rebates, tax incentives, and more for energy efficient upgrades to your home? Visit www.dsireusa.org for a list of programs in your area.

Your local power company is also a great source of information for making your home more energy efficient and saving you money on your power bill.  Mississippi Power has a plethora of tips and advice on how to weatherize your home and other energy-saving ideas on their website at www.mississippipower.com.  Mississippi Power will also pay $75 toward a cost of an in-home energy assessment of your home which includes installation of energy-saving devices such as LED bulbs, smart power strips and faucet aerators. Google “Mississippi Power energy checkup” for more information and a list of qualified independent service providers in your area.

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association also has information on how to save energy in your home as well as an interactive Home Energy Consumption calculator and games for kids on their website at www.prvepa.com