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TXU Energy Launches Personal Energy Advisor

The Brighten Personal Energy Advisor from TXU Energy is an interactive tool that helps users see at-home energy habits and household details that affect how much energy they use. Based on their own real-world details, the tool provides personalized tips that can help save energy – and, ultimately, money on electricity bills.

The new, enhanced Brighten Personal Energy Advisor is a simple and straightforward tool that provides a comprehensive solution for reducing energy consumption at home. Its recommendations are provided as online tips and how-to videos that can help avoid wasting energy via things like air leaks, faulty thermostats, insufficient insulation, water heater settings, HVAC inefficiency and more. The free tool is accessible 24/7 for anyone, and TXU Energy customers can use it as a guide for making energy-saving changes at home, saving project status, and returning later for updates.

The Brighten Personal Energy Advisor allows creation of personalized Energy Savings Plan for a home or multiple homes and provides how-to guidance for the changes it suggests. For each do-it-yourself task, it shares useful details like the skill and effort levels required for each project, the tools and materials needed to complete them, and information on choosing and purchasing needed materials. It also provides useful DIY videos that walk, step-by-step, through how to make the suggested changes at home.

Complementing the DIY efforts made based on the suggestions they receive, TXU Energy customers with smart meters can also track their actual energy usage every week through the personalized TXU Energy Electricity Usage Report.

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