As summer temperatures sizzle, increased demand for electricity can overtax the Sacramento Valley's electric supply grid. By following these summertime hot weather tips, you can help Roseville Electric and the neighboring electric utilities prevent regional and state-wide power supply problems.
And, whenever you save energy, the environment benefits and your summer energy bills are reduced.
- Set your thermostat to at least 78°, 84° on the very hottest days (over 100°) as your health allows; use room fans to increase comfort
- Keep drapes, blinds, and shades closed to keep the sun's warming rays out of your home
- Turn off and unplug appliances you are not using, including phone and camera chargers, small appliances and game consoles
- Use your dishwasher, clothes dryer, and other heat producing appliances in the morning or after 8 p.m. - not during the hottest part of the day
If you have a swimming pool:
- Set filtering and sweeping equipment timers to avoid use from noon to 8 p.m.
- Reduce filtering and sweeping to lowest effective time period, approximately 5-6 hours for filtering and 2 hours for sweeping, or check operating manual
Roseville Electric, your community-owned electric utility, has a do-it-yourself household energy audit if you’re interested in saving more energy and money. Visit www.roseville.ca.us/LowerMyBill