9 Ways to Save on Electricity and Stay Safe During a Heatwave

June 21, 2024 at 5:12 pm
  1. Close Curtain and BlindsKeep curtains and blinds closed during the hottest part of the day to block out the sun and keep your home cooler.
  2. Use Fans EfficientlyUse ceiling fans and portable fans to circulate air. Set ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise to create a cool breeze.
  3. Limit Use of Heat-Generating Appliances: Avoid using ovens, stoves, and other heat-generating appliances during peak heat hours. Opt for microwaves or outdoor drilling instead.
  4. Install Energy-Efficient LightingReplace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs to reduce heat and electricity usage.
  5. Keep Your AC at an Optimal Temperature: Set your air conditioner to 78 F or higher when you’re home and increase the temperature when you’re away to save energy.
  6. Seal Leaks and InsulateEnsure windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping. Consider adding insulation to keep your home cooler.
  7. Unplug Unused ElectronicsUnplug electronics and appliances when not in use, as they can still consume electricity and generate heat even when turned off.
  8. Hydrate and Stay CoolDrink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, and take cool showers to stay hydrated and cool down.
  9. Limit Outdoor ActivitiesAvoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak heat hours. If you must be outside, wear sunscreen, hats, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

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