With temperatures expected to hit the 90’s Tuesday, the city of Naperville is trying to cut down on electrical usage during peak hours. The city is asking residents to conserve electricity between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
But it’s not because they’re expecting a shortage. It’s for cost saving purposes.
When customers voluntarily reduce electrical usage, Naperville minimizes its monthly costs associated with purchasing electricity to meet the needs of its customers.
Here are a few tips:
- If health permits, set your air conditioner at 78 degrees or higher, and close shades, blinds and curtains to help keep your home cool
- Don’t use major appliances — like washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers — during the peak hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Turn off unnecessary lighting and electrical equipment
- Think about cooking outside on a grill
Any cost savings can be passed through to customers in the form of lower rates.