CHICAGO — ComEd is asking residents in Tinley Park and Orland Park to conserve electricity amid emergency restoration efforts for a piece of equipment in the area.
While crews make repairs, the state’s largest power provider is asking residents to limit their use of electricity through 7:30 p.m. The issue should not impact other localities, officials added.
ComEd offered Tinley Park and Orland Park customers the following tips on how to conserve energy use:
- Turn it off / Unplug It: Turn off or unplug all unnecessary lighting and devices (chargers, printers, small appliances)
- Raise your thermostat: Raise the thermostat setting 2-3 degrees and keep thermostats at a constant, comfortable level.
- Do not use appliances unnecessarily: Hold off on using appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and dryers.
- Keep shades, blinds and curtains closed: About 40 percent of unwanted heat comes through windows. Simply closing blinds and curtains, which act as a layer of insulation, can reduce heat in your home.
A spokesperson for ComEd said workers continue to monitor equipment conditions.