Turn off the AC if you're leaving and no one will be home
Why cool your home if no one (or no pet) is home? Turning off your air conditioning before you leave not only saves energy - it could earn you a larger bill credit during Peak Time Savings Hours!
Step by step:
- Turn off your AC on your way out.
- Unplug and turn off devices. For example, DVRs, cable boxes, and game consoles can use a lot of electricity–even when they're turned off.
- Turn your AC back on when you return. Your house can cool off much faster than you might think. If you have a smart thermostat, you can turn your AC back on remotely from your smart phone, or program it to cool your home after Peak Time Savings Hours are over.