Summer Conservation Tips
- Set your air conditioner thermostat to 78° or higher.
- Use large appliances before 3 PM or after 10 PM.
- Turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances.
- Keep the refrigerator door closed.
- Pre-cool your home by running the air conditioning at 72° degrees in the early morning (when it is more efficient) and then set your system to 78 or higher during the hottest part of the day.
Smart Energy Usage
- Use smart or programmable features to help maintain energy savings when you are not at home.
- Turn off unnecessary lighting and use tasks or desktop lamps with LEDs instead of overhead lights.
- Enable "power management" on all computers and turn off when not in use.
- Unplug phone chargers, power strips (those without a switch), and other equipment when not in use. Taken together, these small items can use as much power as your refrigerator.
- Minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors.
- Postpone using major appliances like the oven, dishwasher, clothes washer, and dryer until cooler times of the day to avoid heating up your home.
- Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when full. Wait until after 10 PM to use these and other major appliances.
- When possible, wash clothes in cold water.
- Turn your electric water heater down to 120° or the "normal" setting.
- Set thermostats to 78° or higher.
- Precool workspace and cycle air conditioning and ventilation.
- Turn off equipment that is not in use.
- Turn off all unneeded lighting including decorative lighting and display lighting.
- Charge batteries before 3 PM or after 10 PM.
- Run ice machines in the early afternoon or late at night.
- Cover refrigerated display cases.
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