Don’t sweat summertime APS is here to help keep you cool

  • Keep your AC in check
  • Check out APS Marketplace smart thermostat promotions
  • Try pre-cooling your home

PHOENIX – Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) wants to help customers stay cool this summer with tips that bring the greatest opportunity for energy savings. Air conditioning often consumes the most electricity in your home but with some simple actions you can make a big difference on cooling costs without sacrificing comfort.

AC tips to keep cool and manage costs:

  • Service your AC yearly to ensure it operates efficiently.
  • Change air filters monthly to improve performance and efficiency.
  • Think 1, 2, 3 and turn your thermostat up a few degrees. For every one degree you raise your thermostat, you can save 2-3 percent on energy cooling costs. Use fans to feel up to 5° cooler.
  • Program your thermostat to create the best set-it-and-forget-it cooling schedule for you.
  • Sign up for Energy Alerts at aps.com/alerts to track electricity use. Set a monthly dollar or usage amount as your threshold and we’ll send a text or email alert if you reach your preset limit.
  • Visit aps.com/rebates and get money back on energy efficiency rebates and go to aps.com/tips for more ways to save.

Close up view of an AC unit
Maximize energy use with a smart thermostat:

A smart thermostat makes it easy to use energy more efficiently. To check out APS Marketplace’s latest smart thermostat promotions and discounts available to residential customers when enrolling in APS Cool Rewards, visit myaps.store/tstats. Smart thermostats can intelligently pre-cool your home when electricity costs less and when solar power is abundant, match your thermostat schedule with your routine and you can control it all from anywhere using your smart phone.

More than 44,000 thermostats are enrolled in APS Cool Rewards, a program that adjusts thermostats a few degrees on hot summer days when energy usage is high. Customers still have the flexibility to control their thermostat devices and can opt out of an event at any time.

Set your smart thermostat to pre-cool your home:

Customers on time-of-use service plans may experience additional savings by using their AC to pre-cool their homes during lower-cost off-peak hours before 3 p.m. on weekdays and easing up on the AC during on-peak hours on weekdays between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To pre-cool your home, set the thermostat a few degrees lower during off-peak hours and raise it a few degrees higher during on-peak hours. This APS video shows you how. A smart thermostat can pre-cool your home automatically and at a temperature that’s comfortable for you.

APS is here to help with customer support:

Through Sept., APS is partnering with community organizations to expand heat-relief programs and provide Arizonans more access to eviction prevention, emergency shelter, cooling and hydration stations and other resources.

We also offer flexible payment arrangements, bill assistance, energy efficiency programs and service plan options that may help reduce future bills. Visit aps.com/assistance or contact the APS Customer Care Center. Advisors are available to assist in English and Spanish 24/7 at 602-371-7171 or (800-253-9405).

APS serves more than 1.3 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 50% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

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