What You Can Do

Everything’s bigger in Texas, but your electric bill doesn’t have to be. Follow these tips to stay cool this summer as you practice energy-shifting all year long. You’ll enjoy cheaper bills today and help save on your transmission costs next year.

Summer Peak Times

Steer away from using these major appliances from 2-7 p.m.

Raise your thermostat setting a few degrees during peak hours, and close the shades to block some of the sun’s warmth. Learn more »

Run this appliance outside of peak hours. You can also save by turning off the heat dry feature. Learn more »

Water heater
Install a timer that turns your water heater off during hours you’re not likely to use hot water. Learn more »

Washer and dryer
Run your washing machine and dryer in the morning or after 7 p.m. Washing in cold water and air-drying laundry can help, too.

Electric vehicle
Map out your electric car charging times. Avoid charging your car between the hours of 2 and 7 p.m.

Learn more about peak and ways you can save »

Additional Summer Energy Saving Tips

Get your home vacation ready
Before you take off for some fun in the sun, remember these tips to keep your home safe and energy efficient. Learn more »

Energy-saving tips for renters
Not a homeowner? No problem! Follow these tips to help lower your electric bill. Learn more »

Hunt for home energy savings
Take a look around your home and you’re likely to discover more than a few ways you can conserve energy. Learn more »

Reduce electricity waste with proper outdoor lighting
Save on your utility bill and preserve the starry night sky. Learn more »

Could you benefit from a Time-of-Use Rate plan?
Take control of your energy costs and save. Learn more »

Throw a summer patio party
Tips for an energy-efficient celebration. Learn more »