Flex Alert in California – How to Save Energy

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

Here are some more energy-saving tips to help!!

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.