Ways to Save

Beat the heat with this summer cheat sheet

Helpful tips and tools to keep you cool and save all summer.

On a hot day, A/Cs can use up to 10 times as much electricity as all the lights in your home.1

  • Raising your thermostat 2° can help reduce your usage by up to 10%. Try turning it up when you leave home to save even more.2
  • Rotate your ceiling fans counter-clockwise to circulate cool air around the room.
  • Try a programmable or smart thermostat and set it to automatically adjust when you’re asleep or away so your A/C runs less often.

  • Weekly Snapshot emails update you about your usage and bill every Tuesday, so you can adjust and save. Turn on Weekly Snapshot.
  • Budget alerts help you stay on track via text and let you know when you use more energy than planned. Turn on alerts.
  • Our app makes it easy to keep tabs on your usage and how the weather can affect it, view your predicted bill, set helpful alerts, and more.

  • Cleaning or replacing air filters can save you up to 15% on annual energy costs, especially if you have pets.3
  • Water heating accounts for 18% of the energy consumed in your home.3 Try lowering it to 120° or turning it off when you go on vacation to save.
  • Using a slow cooker or an Instant Pot are great alternatives to the oven or stove and keep the kitchen cool on hot days.

  • During excessive heat days, stay safe by staying hydrated, avoiding direct sunlight for long, and finding nearby cooling centers through local government resources or community services: City of Houston, City of Dallas, Tarrant County.
  • Stay updated on ERCOT grid conditions during conservation periods with TXANS.
  • We’re here for you 24/7. We understand that summer temps increase your daily energy usage and we’re here to help with payment assistance options for you.


1Based on Energy Star data with 20 light bulbs being on for 7 hours per day vs. a large A/C being on for 11 hours per day.
2Based on 2024 customer data.

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