Raise your thermostat temperature to 78°F
On summer afternoons, when electricity demand is high throughout our region, the need to stay cool tends to increase as well. Small actions during peak hours can have big impacts.
Step by step:
- Raise thermostat a few degrees. Most people find they can raise the thermostat to 78°F and still stay comfortable.
- Use fans instead of AC. Stay close to fans instead of using air conditioning to keep cool.
- Close curtains and blinds. Preventing sunlight from entering your home will keep your home cooler.