June 15, 2022
As temperatures rise, thoughts turn to barbecues, swimming pools and gatherings with family and friends. And when you’re not outdoors soaking up the sun, chances are you’ll be working to keep your home cool and comfortable.
While staying cool typically means greater electricity usage, it does not have to lead to higher energy costs.
“As in years past, we are helping customers prepare for summer by sharing tips to manage electricity costs during the hottest months when usage tends to be significantly higher,” said Curtis D. Boschert, CPU general manager. “These simple strategies make it possible to save energy and stay comfortable.”
Through its Simple Steps initiative, CPU is asking customers to make small adjustments such as keeping thermostats set at 78 degrees, waiting until cooler evening hours to use appliances such as clothes dryers, and using ceiling and box fans to circulate cool air.
CPU also is directing attention to programs already in place that are designed to help customers better manage their electricity usage and household budgets. They include Levelized Billing, Pick A Due Date, and online resources featuring inexpensive ways to maximize the benefits of electricity.
“It is normal to see an increase in utility bills during hot weather,” said Boschert. “Small adjustments by customers will make a big difference. And the best part is that most of these tips are free and easy to implement.”
The following Simple Steps are proven strategies to increase home energy efficiency and lower cooling costs during the summer:
Customers may visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website at www.energy.gov and select “Save Energy, Save Money” for information about improving the energy-efficiency of homes.
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