As summer temperatures are on the rise so are energy bills. But some Americans are finding ways to keep cool and save money. Energy companies including CPS Energy provide “Smart AC” kits to their customers at no charge. The kit allows you to control your AC from your smart phone. “You can be away from home….oops. I left my AC on, let me check it. Turn it off. Save your energy,” says Eric Diaz of CPS Energy.
And for families like the Torres family in San Antonio, Texas, the savings can add up to $240 a year! The companies say the free kits help them avoid electric “brown outs” and allow them to manage the high demand during the summer months. With energy saved and happy customers, Diaz says “it’s a win-win situation all the way around.”