Marla Jones, Managing Editor
NORTHEAST ALABAMA-- As temperatures steadily increase, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking customers to voluntarily reduce their power usage at certain times of the day.
Usage in the summer is usually the highest between the hours of 2-8 p.m. Typically the warmest part of the day is when people arrive from work and as a result energy rates are higher.
TVA has several tips to reduce energy usage during this peak time:
- Avoid running appliances during the hottest part of the day
- Ensure that A/C units have clean filters
- Use ceiling fans and floor fans to keep air moving
- Unplug unused electronics
- Close your curtains and blinds during the day
- Run the dishwasher only when it's full
- Wash clothes in cold water, using a high spin cycle
The warmer temperatures are here to stay for the next few months. Let's do our part to conserve energy.