Summer energy use tips

With high temperatures remaining in the 90’s for much of this week, Northwestern Energy has some tips for people to help manage energy use during the heat. 

Northwestern Community Relations Manager Tom Glanzer said that there are several things a person can do to reduce energy use and those actions can add up and result in savings on people’s energy bills. 

When using air conditioning, keep the thermostat at the highest temperature that is comfortable. Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature during hours no one is home and at night.  Also, keep drapes and blinds on windows closed, and limit the use of the oven and stove.  It is also suggested to check your home’s hot water heater’s temperature to make sure it is safe and efficient, and also to clean the dryer’s vent once a month so that it operates efficiently.