updated 1/28/2011 11:18:51 AM ET 2011-01-28T16:18:51

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snow continues to pummel the Northeast this week blanketing the region with heavy snow. As exhausted homeowners grab their snow shovels yet again, one energy company says,  "Don't despair. There may be a silver lining."

"Although it may be small comfort for those of us weary from the near constant snowfall, all the snow does offer one unique benefit," says Blas Pina, Director of Natural Gas for MXenergy, "It serves as insulation and can potentially lower people's heating bills."

Pina continues, "The snow on the rooftops and around the sides of the house can serve as protection from the elements, insulating the home and actually making it temporarily more efficient."

The fifth major storm of the season blanketed the Northeast United States this week setting snowfall records and shutting down schools and stranding motorists. Forecasters are calling for another storm to hit the Northeast next week.

About MXenergy

MXenergy is one of the fastest growing retail natural gas and electricity suppliers in North America, serving approximately 500,000 customers in 41 utility territories in the United States and Canada. For over 11 years, the company has provided millions of customers with a choice in how they purchase energy to run their homes and businesses. Founded in 1999 to provide natural gas and electricity to consumers in deregulated energy markets, MXenergy helps residential customers and small business owners control their energy bills by providing both fixed and variable rate plans. MXenergy is committed to best practices in environmental conservation, supporting local communities through various outreach programs and is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange.

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         Managing Director - Brand Management & Communications
         mkass@mxenergy.com
         
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         (209) 782-7212
         NorthStar Media Management LLC
         laurel@northstarmediamanagement.com

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