TXU offers Houstonians tips to stay cool, save energy

by Donny on June 6, 2012

Tomorrow TXU will join up with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston in for TXU Energy’s 14th annual “Beat the Hat” program. The Texas-based energy company is telling people across Houston they can “stay cool, stay safe and save money,” despite the fact the hottest days of the year are right around the corner.

Company officials are working with social services agencies to encourage Houstonians (particularly senior citizens) who are confined to their homes to find ways to prevent heat-related emergencies. These citizens will also be educated on how to save money on electricity.

“At the heat of it, our ‘Beat the Heat’ program is about safety and awareness,” TXU Vice President of Community Affairs, Kelli Ro said. “Last summer was one of the hottest on record in Texas, and this summer’s predictions point to warmer-than-usual temperatures. So we’re joining Interfaith Ministries to advise people of potential health and financial risks that can accompany our hot summer weather and what they can do to keep themselves safe from the physical and financial strain that can come with it.”

Some of the tips to stay cool include drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate clothing.

Tips to save energy include the following:

• Set your thermostats at about 78.

• Check for leaks in and around windows and pipes. If warm air sneaks through those leaks, it will require more energy usage to cool it down. So make sure the leaks are sealed.

• Make sure you clean or replace your air filters about every month. This will help it run more efficiently.

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