Hello, October!

Today is the first day of October!

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It's still feeling like summer time, so most of us in California are still using our A/C units and fans. Neither we nor our electricity bills are getting a break from the heat. Here are some energy conservation tips provided by flexalert.org.

  • Adjust your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when you are not home.
  • Close your windows and doors when using your A/C unit. Doing so will keep cool air in and prevent your A/C unit from working harder.
  • Clean or replace your A/C filter. This will also prevent your A/C unit from working harder than it needs to.
  • Power down your computer and enable power management when you are not using it.
  • Unplug electronics. Even if the electronic itself is not being used, it is still drawing power if it is plugged in.
  • Use heat-producing appliances after 6 PM. This includes, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ovens.
  • When using washers, dryers, and dishwashers, make sure they are full loads.
  • Turn off unnecessary lighting.

By following these tips, you can easily reduce your energy consumption as well as reduce your electricity bill.

For a complete list of energy saving tips, click here.