With triple-digit temperatures comes more air conditioner use, which accounts for up to 50% of a summer energy bill. SRP offers energy-saving tips to help customers beat the heat while stabilizing their power bills. 


•Set your thermostat to 78-80 degrees while home and several degrees higher at night or when away. For every degree the thermostat is set above 80 degrees, a customer can save up to 3% on cooling costs.  

•Replace disposable air filters or clean permanent ones at least once a month during the summer. A dirty air filter forces AC equipment to work harder, causing higher energy bills.  

•To stay cool, use ceiling fans instead of lowering the thermostat. Set ceiling fans to blow downward during the summer and turn them off when the room is empty.  

•Ensure windows and doors are weatherized. Inspect the weather stripping around exterior doors and windows to ensure hot air is not coming in, and cool air is not leaking out of your home.  

•Close drapes and blinds during the day to keep out the heat. Windows can account for nearly 50% of the heat that enters a home.  

• Participate in SRP rebates for new AC units, insulation, duct repair, and window shade screens, which can help make homes more energy efficient and reduce electricity bills. Learn more at srpnet/savings

•Visit the SRP Marketplace for discounted LED lights, smart thermostats, weatherization kits, and more.  


Customers can reach the SRP customer service team 24 hours a day at 602-236-8888 to learn more about our helpful programs and tools and to find a solution that best meets their needs.  

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving approximately 1.1 million customers. SRP provides water to about half of the Valley's residents, delivering more than 244 billion gallons of water (750,000 acre-feet) each year. It also manages a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals, and irrigation laterals.


For more information, visit https://media.srpnet.com/srp-offers-tips-to-reduce-summer-energy-bills/.


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