Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center
800-525-0657

Fax:
512-469-9606

Mailing Address:
TDHCA
Public and Policy Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Tx 78711

Physical Address:
221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room

Celebrating National Energy Awareness Month

It’s National Energy Awareness Month and TDHCA wants you to know that real savings can be found when it comes to your energy usage.

Need a bright idea to help start your energy savings month off right? Trade out traditional incandescent lights in frequently used light fixtures with ENERGY STAR bulbs like light emitting diodes (LED) or compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). You could possibly save as much as $75 each year according to the U.S. Department of Energy (see more here).

If your air cooling and heating costs are getting you hot under the collar, there are several ways to improve savings on your next utility bill. For example, shading your outside air unit with a tree or bushes to help block direct sunlight can help increase its efficiency by as much as 10 percent. Also, proper insulation in attic and walls and sealants around windows keeps the wanted temperature inside and not out. When away from home, adjust your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer. Remember, cooler heads always prevail.

For more tips on how you can save on energy costs, like weatherizing your home, check out TDHCA weatherization tips at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/community-affairs/ceap/tips.htm or download our Weatherization Assistance Flyer at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/pdf/WAPFlyer.pdf.

 

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