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3-7pm Peak Tips for Homes

    • Save up to 20% by adjusting your AC, especially when you use a programmable thermostat
      • Set your AC 5° higher when you’re gone more than 4 hours.
      • Between 3 and 7 p.m., aim for 1-2° warmer than your final evening temperature. Try to keep it at 78° or higher.
      • Use fans to stay 4-6 degrees cooler.
      • Set the AC to cool down after 7 p.m.
    • Run your washer, dryer, or dishwasher in the morning before you leave for work or wait until after 7 p.m.
    • Save up to 10 watts of energy for every device you unplug. Unplugging just 6 devices that you normally leave plugged in can save up to $40 a year.
      • All electrical devices use some power when they’re turned off but still plugged in. They also generate heat.
      • Turn off and unplug appliances and cable boxes when not in use.
      • Unplug your phone charger and similar devices when charging is complete.
    • Use a timer to turn off lights and appliances when you’re away.
    • Use a microwave, outdoor grill, or slow cooker. In the summer, your stove and oven heat up the house. This makes your AC work harder.
    • Set your pool pump to run early in the morning or overnight.