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Managing the Heat & Higher Energy Usage

Release Date: June 29, 2021

Beating the Heat

Save energy and money this summer

Hot and sticky weather can lead to more electric usage and higher electric bills. Manage your summer energy costs with these tips:

Don’t cool an empty house or business. Set your thermostat higher when you are away.

Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows with caulk or weather-stripping.

Replace air filters monthly. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder.

Use a microwave or crockpot instead of the oven. Better yet, grill outdoors.

When washing dishes or clothes, run full loads.

Close blinds and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat.

Don’t cool unused rooms. Close the vents and shut the door.

Use ceiling fans which cool fast and cost less than air conditioning.

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Be safe in extreme heat

According to the National Weather Service, “on average, extreme heat has killed more people in the last 10 years than any other weather phenomena.” The NWS encourages people to remember the acronym HEAT – Hydrate. Educate yourself. Act quickly. Take it easy. During high heat days:

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

Avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day, generally 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Act quickly if someone exhibits heat illness.

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