If you live here in California you are no doubt aware we are having some pretty warm weather.
And a FLEX ALERT is in place for California for today and tomorrow (August 24 and 25), from 5 until 9 pm.
Here are some tips on how to save energy – you may already know this, and may be doing so, but energy-saving tips are always a good thing, right?
- Set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher (or just turn that AC off for a few hours depending on how hot it is in your area)
- Use fans and draw drapes
- Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances
- Use major appliances in the morning or late evening (before or after 5 – 9 PM) – grill outside for example, avoid the dishwasher and doing your clothes washing, and try to not use your stove.
Keep windows and doors closed to keep the interior a little cooler…unless you have a great breeze
And be sure to check on anyone you know who may be elderly and those with young children. Find out where the cool zones are in your community – often the library is, among other places. The zones are typically set up to assist seniors and those with disabilities. Here’s a list of cool zones for San Diego County.