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Summer Savers

Summer Savers

Take GRU’s Summer Savers Challenge to Reduce Energy Usage

As natural gas prices continue to rise, resulting in higher-than-expected utility bills across the country, GRU is empowering its customers to lower energy bills by taking its Summer Savers Challenge. Take the challenge and you will be eligible to win a $50 gas card!

To participate in the Summer Savers Challenge, take the pledge here to follow these expert money-saving tips:

Step 1: Set your thermostat to 78 degrees. For each degree you lower the temperature from this recommended setting, you can increase your bill up to 4%.

Step 2: Set your thermostat to “auto” instead of “on,” so the fan doesn’t run continuously. This can save you $28 a month.

Step 3: Turn your thermostat up 2 degrees when leaving your home for more than two hours. This can save 10% on your energy bill.

Step 4: Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees. This adjustment can save you $400 a year.

Step 5: Use cold water to wash your clothes. About 85% of the energy used for washing clothes goes to heating the water. This can save you $60 a year.

By making these five simple adjustments to your routine, you can save hundreds of dollars on utility bills, which tend to be highest in Florida between the months of June and September. To help assure customer success, our residential efficiency experts have assembled tips that can lower bills without sacrificing comfort.

In addition to our Summer Savers Challenge, GRU customers can find tips on saving water and energy at gru.com/saveenergy. Customers may also be eligible for our LEEPplus program, which provides energy efficient home upgrades to qualifying Gainesville residents. For more information about LEEPplus, call 352-393-1460.

Official Rules

The Summer Savers Challenge is sponsored by Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU). By participating in the challenge, each entrant agrees to abide by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements and understands that the results of the challenge, as determined by GRU and its agents, are final in all respects. The challenge is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor (GRU).

1. Eligibility

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter this contest. This challenge takes place between June 15 and Sept. 30 and is open to current GRU customers who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. You must be a GRU customer to enter this giveaway. Employees or retirees of GRU, the City of Gainesville and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such employees are ineligible. No government, federal or state entities are eligible. GRU reserves the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

2. How to enter

During the giveaway period, fill out the survey here and complete all of the required information. Ten winners will be selected at random. All winners will be notified by email or phone. The prize will be forfeited if the winner is in non-compliance with the official rules or if selected potential winner cannot be contacted, provides an incorrect phone number or email, is ineligible or fails to claim the prize. In that event, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the giveaway period.

3. Giveaway description

Eligible participants will be entered to win the following prize: 

• $50 Gas Gift Card

Prize is nontransferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.