What to expect on your March bill


Spring came early to North Texas this year, resulting in lower energy usage for CoServ electric Members and gas Customers.

Generally, the closer the average temperature is to 65 degrees, the less energy is required to keep homes, businesses and schools comfortable.  For February, the average temperature was 57.7 degrees, 5.3 degrees warmer than the same month last year.

Heater usage was down 33 percent from February 2023 to February 2024, based on the Heating Degree Days (HDD), a metric used to gauge energy demand based on temperature. To calculate HDD, subtract the average temperature for a day from 65. Add several days to calculate the HDD for a week or a month.

Compared to January, which included a cold snap and several days with lows in the teens, February was 17.7 degrees warmer.  As a result, the HDD were 64 percent lower for February compared to January.

There were five days where temperatures reached 80 degrees or higher so there were days where North Texans may have run their air conditioner, based on the Cooling Degree Days. To calculate Cooling Degree Days (CDD), subtract 65 from the average temperature for the day.

Learn more about HDD and Cooling Degree Days here.

North Texas received almost 2 inches of rain; 0.82 inches below normal for February.