Higher summer temperatures means spending more time indoors to beat the heat.
That means using more devices, running air conditioning longer and setting it lower.
A power move is something you can do at your home or business to stay comfortable and better manage energy costs.
One strong move is to clean or replace your air-conditioner filters every three months. By maximizing the efficiency of your AC unit, it takes less energy for them to cool rooms.
Another move is to set your thermostats at 78 degrees – and then keep them set at 78 throughout the summer, or higher when you are not at home. An NV Energy free smart thermostat can provide schedules for setting to maximize savings.
You also can replace outdated appliances with ENERGY STAR® models. For instance, ENERGY STAR electric dryers use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than dryers.
For business owners, NV Energy can help you save with support on LED lighting, HVAC systems, refrigeration, commercial kitchen equipment and custom projects.
NV Energy also offers residential customers free in-home energy assessments. For businesses, NV Energy’s Business Energy Advisors will help you identify energy-efficient opportunities that qualify for incentives.
By following these energy-saving tips, you’ll also do more than save money this summer.
You’ll also be saving energy for future generations.
Another good reason to make a power move this summer.
Find out more at NVEnergy.com/PowerShift.
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