10 Tips to Save Energy and Money This Summer

PSE&G Offers Money-Saving Hot Weather Tips
10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Save on Electric Bills

PSE&G, June 20, 2016

On the first official day of summer, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, reminds customers that higher temperatures can also lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following a few easy and inexpensive tips.

  1. Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows with insulation or weather-stripping.
  2. Don’t cool an empty house. Set your thermostat higher when you are away.
  3. Don’t cool unused rooms. Close the vents and shut the door.
  4. Ceiling fans cool fast and cost less than air conditioning.
  5. Operate appliances in the morning or evening when it is cooler outside.
  6. When washing dishes or clothes, run full loads.
  7. Wash laundry in cold water.
  8. Close blinds and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat.
  9. Replace air filters monthly. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder.
  10. Use a microwave or crockpot instead of the oven. They won’t heat the house.

Prepared for Additional Power Demand
PSE&G expects to have no problem delivering the additional power required during the hot-weather months, but utility crews will be ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur. PSE&G’s rigorous, year-round preparedness program for summer includes conducting employee training; developing emergency summer operating plans; performing summer peak reliability analysis; helicopter and climbing inspections of transmission circuits; infrared inspections for “hot-spots” on transmission lines; and system reinforcements and transmission line work.

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