ENERGY STAR Recommends Thermostat Set No Lower Than 78 Degrees, Even During Texas SummerWhile you're away from home, ENERGY STAR recommends bumping up the thermostat to 85 degrees and at night, keep it on 82 degrees.
Texas Power Grid Manager Expects To Avoid Summer BlackoutsElectricity demand in Texas is expected to hit record levels this summer, and with a thin margin of reserve power, the operator of the state's grid says it may have to ask businesses and consumers to conserve.
Roasting Hot! Texans Break ERCOT Energy Use RecordERCOT, the corporation that manages the electric grid for most of the state, broke an energy record on Monday.
Workers Wearing Parkas, Gloves, Blankets To Do Jobs In Chilly OfficesAs much of the nation deals with bitter weather, office workers found that they still had to brave the cold even when indoors. Many relied on parkas, gloves and blankets just to keep working.
Homeowners Handing Over Control Of Thermostat To Lower BillsCoServ Electric, which services most homes in Frisco as well as homes in parts of six North Texas counties, has started a new high-tech program aimed at lowering energy usage a peak times during the summer.
Families Endure Chill To Avoid High BillsDespite the cold, some North Texans are refusing to heat their own homes.
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Texas Electricity Bills Soar In Abnormally Cold WinterOver the past couple of months, some people have seen their electricity bills nearly double across North Texas -- though their thermostat hasn't changed.
After Bitter Winter Blast, Higher Heating Bills Will Likely ArriveFirst, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it's the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats -- and kept them there. After mother nature's bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.
ERCOT Calling For Afternoon Energy ConservationYesterday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that electricity demand had set a new July record. Today the electric grid operator for most of the state is recommending conservation.
New Thermostats Promise Lower Utility Bills