This summer, some Reliant Energy customers will get a break from the heat. That is, if they're on the right side of the law.

Summer assistance will be provided to low-income customers who reach out to the company by phone and set up a payment plan if their current electric bills are past due. The number is 1-866-RELIANT

From July 1 through September 30, Reliant is offering assistance to critical care residential customers, qualified low-income customers, and low-income seniors.

Seven City of Houston Multi-Service Centers will serve as Beat the Heat Center locations, including:

Denver Harbor MSC, 6402 Market St.

Fifth Ward MSC, 4014 Market St.

Magnolia MSC, 7037 Capital St.

Northeast MSC, 9720 Spaulding St.

Southwest MSC, 6400 High Star Dr.

Sunnyside MSC, 4605 Wilmington St.

West End MSC, 170 Heights Blvd.

For more information on the Beat the Heat Centers, including how to access free transportation to and from the centers, call 713-497-5188.