DAYTON – With temperatures expected in the ’90s throughout the week, AES Ohio is telling customers to plan ahead to save money, conserve energy and prepare for possible isolated outages caused by weather conditions.
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“AES Ohio is ready to meet the electricity needs of our customers during hot weather. AES Ohio continuously monitors power generation, weather conditions and customer usage across its 24-county service territory, ”an AES Ohio spokesperson said in a press release Monday. .
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AES Ohio customers should also be prepared for the possibility of sporadic blackouts that could be caused by extreme weather conditions, including summer heat and severe storms.
Ahead of forecasted demand for electricity this week, the electricity supplier offered its customers some tips that will help you stay cool and save money.
- Adjust your thermostat as high as possible comfortably during the summer so that the air conditioner will run less. Summer temperature settings are recommended at 78 degrees or higher when you are at home, and higher when you are asleep or away.
- Change or clean the air filters once a month as dust and dirt make the system more difficult.
- Close blinds and shades during the hottest times of the day to keep the heat outside and the cool air inside.
- Turn off unnecessary lights and switch to energy-efficient lighting that generates less heat.
- Turn off ceiling fans in unoccupied rooms. “Fans provide an inexpensive alternative to setting the thermostat to a lower temperature, because fans cool people, not rooms,” the spokesperson said.
- Wait until later in the day to use heat-producing appliances like an oven, dishwasher, and clothes dryer.
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