Summer has arrived in the OPPD service territory, with high temperatures this week expected to stay in the high 80s and 90s.
High temperatures means your air conditioner will be working overtime. There are some steps you can take to lessen its workload and save you money, as well.
- Close blinds and windows to block out the sun, especially on east and west-facing windows. It can dramatically decrease the temperature in your home.
- Avoid running large appliances such as dryers and dishwashers during the hottest parts of the day, wait until after sunset instead.
- Use ceiling fans and box fans to circulate air in rooms that are occupied. But when you leave the room, be sure to shut them off.
You can find more energy saving tips on oppd.com. And don’t forget your four-legged friends. They need shaded shelter and plenty of water when it’s hot outside, too.