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Did you know you can help manage your New Braunfels Utilities bill by conserving energy?
- Set pool pumps to run early morning or overnight; shut off from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- In the summer, close window blinds/shades during the day. Also, solar screens will help reduce heat gain.
- Ensure doors and windows are sealed properly. Any light through the door indicates a penetration of air coming into the home.
- Avoid using large appliances (i.e. ovens, washing machines, etc.), during peak demand hours of 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Ensure that your air filters are kept clean and replaced regularly to increase efficiency.
- Check the temperature of water heaters. An average temperature of a water heater should be around 120 degrees.
- Turn off lights, computers, and other electronic devices whenever possible. Replacing regular incandescent bulbs with more efficient light-emitting diode bulbs (LED).
- Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity consuming equipment, as much as possible.
- Commercial customers of electricity should consider reducing nonessential production processes.