Give your electric bill a vacation

Prep your home for an energy-saving spring break If you’re taking a spring break and heading out of town, be sure to give your electric bill a vacation of its own by prepping your home before you go with these travel tips: Set your thermostat to energy-saving temperatures. Some thermostats have “vacation” or “eco” modes […]

How the January cold may have affected your electric bill

Home with scarf around it in the winter snow

Heat pumps are significantly less efficient in freezing temperatures Central Texas kicked off the new year with a serious chill. As the temperatures dropped, your electric use probably climbed — especially if you have an electric HVAC with a heat pump. The Austin area experienced the coldest January in 17 years; on average, it was […]