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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 thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
  • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
  • Operate swimming pool equipment and energy-intensive appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, during early morning and late evening hours.
  • Turn off unused appliances and switch off lights when leaving a room.
  • Close drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods.
  • Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in most homes.

Get more tips for saving energy this summer at FlexAlert.org


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Lower Your A/C Use, Increase Bill Credits

Enroll in the Summer Discount Plan and earn up to $180 in bill credits by letting us remotely cycle off your A/C compressor on a temporary basis. You can choose from four options and even get the ability to override.

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Be Cool About Cooling

Don’t run an air conditioner and an evaporative cooler at the same time. That will make the air conditioner work twice as hard to get rid of the humidity produced by the cooler. Also, consider lowering your A/C energy costs through our Summer Discount Plan.

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.

Looking to Stay Cool During High Temperatures?

During the summer months, our Cool Center program provides safe, air-conditioned facilities where you can relax from the heat and avoid running your own cooling device at home.

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