Conserving electricity can help reduce your bills during hot weather

Although your cooperative and its power suppliers are not asking for your help with energy conservation during this hot weather, you may choose to voluntarily conserve energy in effort to keep your electric bill from being extremely high from additional usage.

Here are a few tips you can consider implementing to help keep your electric bill managable.

During high-temperature weather events, members can conserve energy by:

    • Raising thermostats
      • Turn the thermostat up a few degrees. For example, if a normal setting for your home is 70 degrees, raise it to 75 degrees.
      • If you will be gone for a few days, consider turning the thermostat to a higher setting
    • Limit the use of large appliances.
      • Use a crock pot, microwave or BBQ grill to prepare meals. Try to avoid turning your oven and stove-top on.
    • Unplug devices that are not in use.
    • Turn off unnecessary lights.
    • Keep blinds and curtains closed.