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Reduce your energy bills by 30 percent

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:48pm

When temperatures rise and the air conditioning switches on, energy bills double in price. So TXU Energy launched a "Free Nights" program that can reduce your energy bill by 30 percent.

KETK spoke with Lauren Little,  the spokesperson for TXU Energy, who said, "The premise of the plan is that we provide our customers with free electricity". By signing up online, TXU takes care of all energy used throughout the entire year, during the hours of 9pm to 6am. Little said,  "Any customer who lives in Texas who has a smart meter or an AMF meter is able to sign up for one of these plans, all they have to do is give us a call or go online". To sign up, visit: http://www.txu.com/en/residential/plans-offers.aspx?PromoCode=BNGPPCAD&W... .

This helps customers afford their bills, while helping Texas avoid rolling brownouts and blackouts. Little explained, "There's a particular amount of demand available at any given time, and if customers aren't wise in the way that they use energy, it is potentially possible to max out that grid or at least come close to it".

TXU customers like Jonathan Martin have already benefited from the program. Martin said, "In the summertime we turn the air conditioning cold at night and get to enjoy that, and turn it back up during the day. And it's all free, so we like that" . In order to save even more money, experts recommend waiting until that time to do chores like laundry and running the dishwasher. It's also recommended to keep all windows and doors shut and tightly sealed. More than 100,000 customers across Texas already use the program, giving you one more tool to affordably beat the heat.

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