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The demand for electricity typically reaches its highest point on a hot summer weekday afternoon, generally from about 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., when power is needed to operate irrigation systems and air conditioners.

Customers can help decrease the strain on the electrical grid and save on power bills by taking some simple steps to reduce energy usage. 

  • Limit energy usage from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. whenever possible.
  • Set the thermostat on central air conditioning at 78 degrees or higher, health permitting.
  • Turn off lights, computers, televisions, and appliances when you are not using them. 
  • Open windows in the cool of the evening and again in early morning to let in cool air. Use the intake setting on window fans to help bring in even more cool air. 
  • Keep air moving inside your home with ceiling, window, attic and portable fans.

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