Save $350 Per Year on Your Texas Electric Bill Using These Summertime Energy Tips
The heat of the Texas summers are exacerbated for many residents by the high cost of their monthly energy bill. Following are two tips that can save you $350 – or more – per year on your electric bill.
Seal Cooling Ducts
Did you know that you can save approximately $190* per year by doing this?
Any HVAC professional will tell you that air ducts are huge energy wasters. Following is how and why.
Air ducts move air to and from heating and cooling sources, eg, heat pumps, central air conditioners, etc. By sealing them, you can improve the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system by 20% or more, depending on the size of the home.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
When you use these, you can program them to shut off when you’re away and cool your home only when you’re there. The estimated savings on this is about $160 per year based on based on an Energy Star savings calculation (at a rate of 14 cents per kilowatt hour).
These are two relative easy, inexpensive things you can do that pay for themselves in a few months time. And, just think how much they can save you over a lifetime?
Get Continuous Savings on Your Texas Electric Bill
You do your part to save on electricity – so make sure you choose a Texas electric company that’s going to do the same. If you think you’re paying too much, you may be right, especially if you’re using a prepaid electric service plan.
Many consumers choose these types of plans because in the past they had few options if they had bad credit, for example. Times have changed.
Now, many conventional Texas electricity companies have expanded their options for every type of consumer, eg, those with spotty credit histories, low income and/or fixed incomes.
With low-deposit and no-deposit electric plan options like the Texas LITE-UP Program, you can actually be paying less than what you currently pay.
Before you resign yourself to paying the high cost of a prepaid electric service plan, contact your Texas electricity supplier to see which options like this they offer.
*Based on PG&E of 3-5% per degree.
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