Help with High Bills
Occasionally, customers may receive an electric
bill that seems to be out of line with previous bills. There
are a variety of factors that may lead to an increase.
Factors that Contribute to
Higher Energy Use
Most often, a higher electric bill
is due to increased energy use. Factors that affect energy
||Weather – varying conditions
from one billing period to the next; during extreme weather,
air conditioning or heating equipment works longer and
harder to maintain comfort level.
||Changes in operating habits –
adjusting the thermostat settings.
||Malfunctioning equipment – water
heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, or timers on
electrical equipment that don’t shut off.
||Increased number of days in a billing period.
Simple Tips to Curb Energy
Find the energy wasters in your home
with our Home
Energy Analysis application.
Home Energy Analysis provides you with details on:
||How you are using energy in your home.
||How your home compares with others.
||How to reduce your energy use and save on your utility
a few simple efficiency improvements around your home.
Small things like changing your air filters and adjusting
the thermostat a few degrees can make a noticeable difference.
Call (512) 974-7827 and talk to one of our
energy efficiency specialists. They are available to discuss
your concerns and answer questions about energy related issues.
They can also provide you with tips on how to manage your
Energy Efficiency Programs
for Your Home
Austin Energy offers a variety of rebates
and loans to make your home more energy efficient. You can
low-interest loans for up to 100% of the cost of improvements.
can pay up to 20% for improvements. Home energy improvements
can include weatherization measures (such as insulation and
duct sealing) as well as energy-efficient air
conditioning and heating equipment.
For low-income households, persons
with a disability or senior citizens, Austin Energy provides
home energy improvements.