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Posted on: September 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Flex Alert Due to Heat Storm

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To prepare for the Flex Alert, customers can take these steps before 4 p.m.:

  • “Pre-cool” homes or lower air-conditioning thermostats.
  • Charge electric vehicles.
  • Charge mobile devices and laptops.
  • Run dishwashers, washing machines and other major appliances.
  • Set pool pumps to run in the early morning or late at night.

Here are some other ways customers can conserve energy:

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and to 85 degrees or “off” when you are away.
  • Cook with a grill outside, or microwave, to keep your home cooler.
  • Give your air conditioner a rest when you can and cool your home with open windows and fans when you can.
  • Shut off lights when leaving a room.
  • Close your blinds to keep out the afternoon heat.
  • Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in many homes.
  • Plug home electronics into power strips and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use.
  • Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they are not in use.
  • Give your dryer a break 4-9 p.m. and hang dry your clothes, if you can.
  • When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work to morning or late-evening hours.

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