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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 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.


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Lower Your A/C Use, Increase Bill Credits

Enroll in the Summer Discount Plan and earn up to $200** 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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