Save Money: Practice Energy Efficiency All Year Round
BEAUMONT, December 16, 2015 – Conventional wisdom in the south assumes your highest electricity bills will come in summer when air conditioning becomes a necessity for comfort and, for some, survival. That wisdom, however, is no longer so conventional.
More and more homes and businesses lean on electricity for heating needs, too. And a good stretch of chilly weather with a few freezes thrown in can lead to bills that rival summer’s expected expense.
"The best way to manage your electric usage during cold weather is to keep your thermostat set on 68 degrees. Each degree warmer will increase your bill by about 3 percent.”
Pierce added that the same steps Entergy recommends for cooling off your bills in summer apply to managing energy use in winter. Tips for making your home more energy efficient can be found at entergytexas.com/save money. Do-it-yourself videos will allow you to explore room by room and help you determine your best opportunities to save energy. Don’t forget our Entergy Solutions programs, either. Entergy works with vendors who help increase energy efficiency in qualified homes throughout its service area, often at no cost to you.
Meanwhile, some top tips for reducing your energy bill include the following: