Higher Bills in Summer? Take Control With These Four Tips

Home Hacks

Sweltering summer heat can melt the smile right off your face. Take the power back — and save some money while you’re at it with these helpful tips from PSO.

Install a programmable thermostat.

You don’t have to be an electrical engineer to seize control of summer cooling costs. Programmable thermostats are easy to install. And with simple-to-follow instructions, you can be done in half an hour. An ENERGY STAR® thermostat can save hundreds on heating and cooling costs per year. Find out how to qualify for a $150 rebate from PSO.

Sign up for Energy Insights.

This online tool from PSO puts the power to save in your hands. Energy Insights helps you understand how energy is used in your home. You can analyze energy use by category, compare your home to others like it, discover rebates and tips for saving — even build a customized efficiency plan.

Enroll in Power Hours.

Did you know that energy costs vary throughout the day — even by the day of the week? Power is most expensive between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. When you enroll in Power Hours, you earn rewards for shifting energy use to off-peak times. You can save up to 30% on energy costs, plus you get a FREE programmable thermostat!

Enroll in Power Pay.

Sign up for prepaid electricity from PSO and enjoy no deposit, no credit check, and no reconnect fees. Power Pay is a convenient payment method that lets you pay as you go. You benefit by having greater control over your budget. Instead of paying a monthly bill, Power Pay lets you pay in smaller amounts, many times throughout the month. It even lets you keep the lights on while paying off past due balances.