Summer Energy Efficiency

Summer Energy Saving Tips

Other Efficient Energy Practices

  • Use a smart plug or power strip to turn off power when devices are not in use
  • LED lightbulbs last longer than traditional bulbs and use 25-80% less energy
  • Utilize home automation to control HVAC and lighting systems while not at home

10 Summer Energy Saving Tips

  1. Use ceiling and window fans. They use less energy than ACs.
  2. Clean or replace AC filters regularly.
  3. Repair or add weather stripping or caulk around doors and windows.
  4. Set the thermostat to 80° F or higher when away from the home and overnight.
  5. Keep blinds and curtains closed to block the strong Texas sunshine.
  6. Use your indoor stove and oven sparingly and cook during the cooler portions of the day.  Instead, use an outdoor grill.
  7. Keep the outdoor AC unit shaded and clean the area around the unit.
  8. Check if your attic has proper insulation to keep warm air from coming in.  Also, drive hot air out with a whole house fan.
  9. Use the washer with full loads of laundry on cold and hang clothes outside on a clothesline to dry.  Avoid using the washer and dryer during the hottest part of the day.
  10. Upgrade older appliances to energy efficient models.