Energy Saving Tips
Tips to Help You Manage Your Energy Use
Looking for no- to low-cost ways to save energy during hot weather? Here are a few simple tips to help you reduce your energy use:
- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees when you're at home.
Safety First: If you have a medical condition or heat sensitivity, no amount of energy savings is worth the risk to your health.
- Use fans to help circulate the air and window coverings to avoid direct sunlight entering your home.
- Use the microwave instead of the stove and oven. Not only does it use less energy, the microwave won't inadvertently heat your home like a stove or oven would.
- Replace your A/C's air filter and clean the vents to ensure proper air flow and intake.
Get more tips for saving energy this summer at energy.gov.
Be Cool About Cooling
Safety First: Emergencies & Outages
Keeping your home and family safe is our top priority. Get acquainted with basic safety precautions. Visit our Outage Center to learn what to do during an outage, and how to prepare for one. And remember to never approach or touch a downed wire—call 911 immediately and stay away.
New: Download our Outage App to report outages and stay abreast of current outages, right on your mobile device. You’ll be able to stay informed even when the power is down.
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