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Beat the Heat: PUC Shares Ways To Stay Cool and Ways To Save During Early Summer Temperature Spike

Beat the Heat: PUC Shares Ways To Stay Cool and Ways To Save During Early Summer Temperature Spike

by Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

As millions of Pennsylvanians experience a surge in hot weather, and the official start of summer arrives later this week, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging consumers to explore simple #WaysToStayCool and #WaysToSave – helping to conserve energy and keep summer power bills manageable.

Ways to Stay Cool

Tip: Circulating air with a fan can help you feel up to 4 degrees cooler without needing to lower your thermostat.

There are several simple things most consumers can do, at little or no added cost, to increase summer comfort while managing power usage and energy costs: 

Ways to Save

Tip: Every degree you raise your air conditioning thermostat above 72 degrees can save up to 3% on cooling expenses.

In addition to staying cool, the PUC highlights several #WaysToSave energy and money: 

Tip: For more energy-saving tips, visit PAPowerSwitch.com and check your utility’s website for conservation and efficiency resources.

A variety of energy conservation and savings tips are available on the PUC’s official electric shopping website.

Also, many utilities provide information on their websites about conservation, energy efficiency, energy use assessments, and other tools to help manage energy usage. Consumers should explore these resources for additional tips on saving money.