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Save Electricity Texas Summertime

Save Electricity Texas Summertime


It is getting hot here in Texas, with this, our electricity bills will go up. Every year we try to give advice on how to reduce your energy consumption and pay less for our electricity bill. There are many things we can do to keep our electricity bill low, and it takes some effort, but we can help ourselves with our daily tasks around the house.


Here is the list of appliances that take most of the energy at home.



How we use our energy at home
How we use our energy at home




As you can see, our comfort of being cool inside the house is responsible for most of our energy consumption.


Save Electricity Texas Summertime with your A/C.


I have seen this mistake many times; a lot of folks turn off their A/C when going out for work. They think that if no one is home why should the A/C be working. The main reason why we should not turn off our A/C is that the house will get too hot and the amount of energy wasted to cool down the temperature by the time, we come back from work will be more than if we just leave the A/C in AUTO.


Believe it or not, when you keep the A/C unit in AUTO and not at an extremely low temperature is better. The A/C unit will work from time to time to keep the house at a certain temperature. I suggest keeping it at 77° F. When coming back home from work, do not adjust your thermostat too suddenly, adjust the temperature in small reductions, maybe 2 degrees per hour. If you lower the temperature at once, then the A/C will not stop until reaching the desired temperature and will consume all the energy you tried to save all day long.


More ways to save energy in the summer.


I will be posting more ideas on how to save electricity in the summer and how the appliances are more efficient. It is always challenging, I’m able to keep my energy bill under $80 during the summer, could you do the same?


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