Over the last few weeks, temperatures across Texoma have started to dip and for some, it has been downright chilly.
As the winter weather continues to make its way to the Lone Star state over the next couple of months, there are tips available on how to save yourself some money when it comes your next electric bill after turning on your heaters.
Heating and cooling businesses like Mike Graham's Heating and Air Conditioning say this is usually a slow time for them but with cold winter temperatures fast approaching, it is time to get your heating system checked.
Mike Graham says, "Take advantage of this early cool weather and get your system serviced. Not only to have it maintained to save you money because you can operate a furnace or even a heat pump through the winter and it can end up costing you a lot of money if it is not serviced properly."
Graham says it is critical to have gas furnaces checked to make sure they are running properly.
In addition, he says the easiest way to save money is by replacing the filters.
He also recommends getting the whole heating system cleaned and tuned to double check its safety alert features are operating properly.
Heating and air conditioning bills can get very expensive this time of year so The Salvation Army is assisting TXU customers who need help paying their electric bill.
The funds must be dispersed to TXU customers who have received a shut-off notice, and can't afford to make a payment.
If you need assistance, call 940.322.9822 and make an appointment to see if you qualify.
You must bring a copy of your original TXU bill, a copy of the shut-off notice, a photo ID with your current address and you must have lived at the address listed for at least six months.