Consecutive days of sweltering heat aren’t fun for anyone, but saving some money while conserving energy may make it a bit more tolerable.
With high temperature forecasts continuing throughout the Southland today, Southern California Edison (SCE) has called a Save Power Day from 2-6 p.m. so residential customers can save some money on their electrical bills while helping save energy for everyone.
“This is the first Save Power Day called this year and the program is a great way for our customers to save money while conserving energy,” said Mark Wallenrod, SCE director of program operations. “Signing up is easy and we encourage customers to tell their family members and friends about the cost-saving program.”
When a Save Power Day is called, residential customers can earn up to $100 a year by conserving energy during the peak hours between 2-6 p.m. SCE customers can receive Save Power Day alerts via phone, email or text. To sign up for Save Power Day alerts, customers can visit www.SCE.com/summer.
SCE will call up to 12 Save Power Days this summer. On the days designated Save Power Days, customers who have signed up for the alerts will receive a message the day before. Customers earn $0.75 per kilowatt hour reduced.
Some ways customers can conserve energy include:
- Setting or programming thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
- Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
- Turning off unused appliances and equipment.
- Shutting off lights when leaving a room.
- Avoiding evaporative coolers or humidifiers when an air conditioner is running.
- Operating energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours.
- Limiting how often you open your refrigerator door.
For more details and to sign up for Save Power Day alerts, visit www.SCE.com/summer.