NV Energy offers tips to help residents save money

July 6, 2013 by  
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NV Energy offers tips to help residents save money

CREATED Jul. 5, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – With the record-breaking heat this past week in Las Vegas, many residents are probably worried about their electric bill.

NV Energy offers the following tips to help save money:

– Turn off lights, appliances and computers when not in use.

– Set the thermostat to 78-80 degrees when home and 5 to 10 degrees warmer at night or when you’re not home.

– Close blinds and drapes during the day to keep heat out.

– Use your dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, and cook as late in the evening as possible.

– Reducing the heat coming into your home from any source, such as cooking, will reduce the load on your air conditioning.

– Use pool trippers to reduce the time your swimming pool pump runs — eight to twelve hours a day is plenty.

– Run full loads in your washer and dryer, and use “solar drying” (clotheslines).

– Use energy saver option on your dishwasher, allowing dishes to air dry.

– If your A/C unit is on the ground, keep the area around it clean and free of obstructions to maintain air flow.

– Going on vacation? Unplug your televisions/VCRs.

– Replace air conditioner filters. Spray the filters with a light coating of lemon furniture polish or vegetable oil cooking spray to help trap dirt in the filter.

– Check the seals on your refrigerator and freezer.

– Replace normal thermostats with programmable thermostats.

– Consider buying a cover for your pool to retain heat in the water.

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