Summer Tips

Get your business fit for summer.

Level out electricity demand.

Try staggering the start-up times of high-energy equipment by 15 minutes. Find out more at txu.com/demand.

Warm up closing time.

Try raising your thermostat to 80° or above while your business is closed.

Beware of phantom electricity.

Electronics that are plugged in but aren’t in use can add up to almost 10% to your usage each month.

Love the laptop.

Laptops use up to 90% less electricity than desktop computers.

Shut it all down.

Save energy by turning off computers, monitors, printers, copiers and lights at the end of each workday.

Keep windows closed.

Keep doors and windows closed to keep your employees and customers comfy.

Check up on your ducts.

Seal cooling ducts to improve your HVAC efficiency by 20%.

Keep the savings in.

Seal air leaks with caulking and weather stripping. It's one of the most cost-effective ways to save on cooling.

Additional Tips

  • Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs—these bulbs radiate 75% less heat and last up to five times as long. LED exit signs can last 25 years and save about $25 a year.
  • Set your water heater temperature to 110-120° to prevent scalds and save energy.
  • Choose energy-saving ENERGY STAR® products whenever possible when upgrading or purchasing new office equipment.
  • Keep exterior doors closed as much as possible.
  • Set up a regular maintenance schedule for your heating and air conditioning system, which will help it run more efficiently and lower your energy usage.