It’s no surprise that your electric bill goes up every summer. But this year for Austin Energy customers, it’s likely to go up even higher. Starting Saturday, Austin Energy’s new summer rate structure takes effect. The rates, which will be in effect for June, July, August and September, are slightly higher than rates paid during the eight other months of the year. The new rates were implemented in October. “Austin Energy and other utilities across warmer regions of the country charge higher summer rates to recover the true additional cost of sizing the electric system and generation to meet the peak demands of summer air conditioning use,” the city-owned electric company said in a news release.
Austin Texas has another great program to help you save the environment and to put a few bucks in your pocket as well.
If you have an old refrigerator with a standard size of 14-27 cubic feet and it is currently working. You can call 1-800-452-8685 and arrange for Austin Energy to come pick it up and give you a $50 REBATE to boot. So far they have collected over 15,000 fridges and 2 of those are from me. It is a great thing for the environment and plus when a major company charges you 50 bucks to deliver this can help offset the cost.
The refrigerator is an appliance that uses most of your energy so when you buy new and recycle you help to save some money on electricity.
If you want to save more money my rebate program can help. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home I help you save thousands of dollars in the process.
Give me a call or email to learn more about my rebate program here in Austin Texas.
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