Take it Easy on Yourself and Your Pets this Summer

Do you have a pet indoors this summer?  A few four-legged experts share their advice on how you can keep your pet cool and comfortable indoors while saving electricity and money on your summer bills in .this fun new video from TXU Energy and the SPCA of Texas.

 The company vetted its summertime energy efficiency tips with the vets and experts at the SPCA of Texas, and the result was a few new tips for the dog days of summer that may be useful to anyone with a dog or cat indoors through the sesason. (For the full tips, go to www.txu.com/dogdays.)
My biggest lesson here was regarding the thermostat setting. According to the new tips, you can set your thermostat to a higher temperature when nobody is home, but if you have a dog or a cat indoors, don’t set it higher than 78-80 degrees and don’t turn off your air conditioner.
The experts also advise, that, if your pet has a health condition, be sure to check with your vet on a good temperature setting.
I keep this simple using a programmable thermostat that I can access online and through a free iPhone or Android app. This makes it really easy on me and my little buddy at home. And, I can change that at any time with about two taps of my smartphone. My favorite part: I can just set it and forget it…
Don’t you love technology?
NOTE: I’m an employee of TXU Energy. This post is based on my own user experience.