Rising temperatures often mean increased electric use to keep you and your home cool. Follow these tips from GP&L to help save energy and money this summer.
Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6 to 8 percent.
Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
Leaks around windows and doors let cool air escape. Check for cracked caulking or damaged weather stripping and replace when necessary.
Visit the GP&L website for more energy-conservation tips.