Summer Readiness - What to do

What can you do?

Make easy changes to help conserve and lower your electric bill. Here are some no-cost examples of what you can do.

  • Adjust thermostats 4 degrees higher - every degree of cooling increases your energy use by six to eight percent.
  • Use fans to offset the thermostat setting - fans use less energy, and the wind chill effect makes you feel 4-6 degrees cooler.
  • Close shades and blinds to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
  • Turn off lights and pool pumps and unplug non-essential appliances during the hottest part of the day.
  • Avoid using large heat-producing appliances (i.e., ovens, washing machines, etc.).
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

GEUS also offers rebates for energy-efficient purchases and upgrades to make for your home. 

Click here to learn more.

GEUS Summer Energy Saving Tips Website

Connect with us to stay up-to-date

GEUS will share up-to-date information all summer in the following ways. Connect with us in the way that is most convenient for you.

Download ERCOT's app or visit their website for information about grid conditions. 

Electric Reliability Council of Texas ( 

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