Save Energy And Fight Rising Power Costs With Senior Care In El Paso, TX

Save Energy And Fight Rising Power Costs With Senior Care In El Paso, TX

With utility costs on the rise, older adults on fixed incomes need ways to save energy, and our senior care teams are here to help.

Read on to learn 10+ ways we’re helping seniors save power and fight rising utility costs, or call (915)-250-0177 to schedule a senior care consultation straight away.

Rising Utility Costs Create Senior Care Concerns In El Paso, TX

AARP Texas has a message for El Paso seniors: prepare for high electricity costs this summer!

“Utility rates are an essential pocketbook issue for Texans, especially those 50-plus,” said Tina Tran, AARP Texas Director, in a recent post. “Too often, older Texans must choose between paying their utility bill and paying for their prescriptions. The summer weather is going to be a challenge, and knowing where to go for assistance is more important than ever.”

At Always Best Care, we strongly believe that nobody should ever have to choose between paying for power or paying for their prescriptions, which is why our senior care team works so hard to save you money. Along with helping seniors cut coupons, shop smart, replace pricey takeout with home-cooked meals, and find free programming around the county, our senior care teams can help save energy and fight back against the rising power costs that threaten our loved ones’ plans to age in place.

Read on to learn 10+ ways to save energy with the help of your senior care providers, or call (915)-250-0177 to speak directly with a senior care coordinator near you.

10+ Ways To Save On Utility Costs With Senior Care In El Paso, TX

To help El Paso seniors save money and keep cool, our senior care teams can implement all of the utility cost-control tips from the Public Utility Commission of Texas, which include:

  1. Managing the thermostat—Have your in-home care team set the thermostat to 78°F or higher by default, as every degree of extra cooling increases energy usage by 6-8%! If you need a blast of A/C, we can cover vents to concentrate the cooling power into one area, so your loved ones can get quick relief for a fraction of the cost of cooling the entire home.
  2. Using fans to circulate cool air—Fans won’t keep you cool on extremely hot days, but they will make your cooling efforts more effective by circulating cold air. Our in-home care teams can help your loved ones find fans for a good price and set them up strategically around the house.
  3. Blocking out the sun—If you can keep the sun out of your home, it’ll make it much easier to keep cool. Our in-home care teams will close blinds, drapes, or shades to block the sun on hot days. Try to focus on south and west windows. If required, we can also contact professionals to install patio covers, awnings, and solar windows.
  4. Using a clothesline—Not only will a clothesline help cut utility costs, but it will also stop you from having to run your dryer, which generates a lot of unwanted heat in the home. Since your in-home care team is already taking care of the laundry, all you have to do is ask.
  5. Limiting heat-generating activities—As mentioned above, using the dryer can create heat in the home, but that’s not the only heat-generating activity you need to worry about. Cooking is a major source of unwanted heat in the home, so ask your in-home care teams to prepare cold meals on hot days, and try to run the dishwasher only in the early morning or late evening hours.

In addition to all of the tips recommended by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, our in-home care teams can:

  • Improve access to local cooling centers when the home care environment gets too hot
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents
  • Use direct light (e.g. a lamp for reading) more often, which is more efficient than brightly lighting the entire room
  • Clean and replace furnace filters once per month
  • Close vents in unused rooms
  • Keep your dryer’s outside air vent well-sealed and your refrigerator condenser coils clean
  • Turn off lights in unused rooms, and much more

All of these energy-saving services are included as part of every senior care plan, at no additional charge, so if you’re already receiving care from our team, all you need to do is ask!

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