Winter Tips

Keep Cozy and Save this Winter

Everyone knows Texas gets really hot. But when winter rolls around, it's hard to tell whether you'll need a sweater, a raincoat or even flip flops.

When unpredictable weather has you switching between your AC and heater, you may not be sure what to expect when your electricity bill arrives either. Here are a few ways you can stay ahead of the game and save all winter long.

Temp down, savings up.

If you have electric heat, try lowering your thermostat by four degrees when it's cold out to use about 15% less electricity.*

Cozy up to a comfy sleep.

You don’t have to overwork your heater to stay toasty. Simply close your curtains to keep 15% more warm air inside and give your heater a break.

Swap it out, then save.

Regularly clean or replace the filter in your heating system and save up to 15% on annual energy costs.

Do laundry for less.

Wash clothes with cold water to save up to 11% on water heating costs. Clean your dryer’s lint filter increase its energy efficiency by up to 30%.

Let it flow!

Set your water heater to 120° to use less energy.

Enjoy more warmth for less.

An electric blanket keeps you nice and snug and for only 4¢ a night.

Flip that fan.

Make your ceiling fan run clockwise to push warm air down into the room.

Keep cold out, savings in.

Save up to 20% on your heating bill by sealing leaks around outer walls, windows and doors.

Figures represent national averages. See energy.gov for more info.
*Based on TXU Energy current customer data.