Helpful Seasonal Tips

Weather is the number one cause of high bills. Only a few days of extreme temperatures can increase your usage and cause your bill to be noticeably higher. The best way to reduce electricity usage and minimize the impacts of hot Texas summers or cold Texas winters is through energy-efficiency and conservation efforts.

Click here to view summer facts that'll help you take simple, money-saving steps when the temperature rises.

 Summer

Summer
Weather Tips

Winter 

Winter
Weather Tips 

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or more. You can save up to 10% on your cooling costs by simply turning your thermostat up 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours a day.
  • Use ceiling fans to cool rooms.
  • Turn computers and monitors off when not in use. 

 Click here to find more summer weather tips!

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or less. You can save up to 10% on your heating costs by simply turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours a day.
  • Close the fireplace flue when not in use.
  • Close heating vents in unoccupied rooms to save up to 5-10% on heating costs.

Click here to find more winter weather tips!

 

Use this thermostat chart to measure your potential costs or savings by adjusting your thermostat setting.