RG&E shares tips on keeping cool without breaking the bank

Sam LaRocca
Updated: July 07, 2020 07:31 PM
Created: July 07, 2020 05:24 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The heat and the humidity will be with us through this week but, what can we do to not only make sure our homes are cooling off but we are also being energy efficient?

Samantha LaRocca went straight to the source to get some answers.


Samantha spoke with Sarah Warren who is a Corporate Communications Manager at RG&E.

"So we have seen an increase in demand which is expected with temperatures being so high the last couple of days. We haven't experienced any issues dealing with that increased demand... we don't expect to but we will continue to monitor our networks to look out for potential impacts," Warren said.

With temperatures in the 90s over the next four days, it is important to keep your thermostat at 78 degrees and not to bring the temperatures up and down continuously throughout the day; 78 is the temperature that Sarah said is the magic number to keep your house at but if that is too toasty?

There are other steps to save money. You can keep your shades pulled down, keep your windows and your doors closed during the hottest time of the day, anything you can do to reduce the solar heat buildup.

This will also stop the air from kicking on as often as possible. The electricity usage has stayed the same during the whole time of this work from home order.

Whether it is during the heat or if you are working from home Sarah does say that keeping the lights off does save energy.

Stay safe and stay cool! 

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