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How To Save Money And Energy During Heat Wave

Jul 25, 2016

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Recent, extremely, hot weather means high energy bills and stress on local utilities.  Here's what can be done to lower costs and avoid any heat-related utility problems.


With the recent period of warm weather, DTE Energy communications strategist Lisa Bolla has this advice on   how to save money and energy during the really hot weather.

"You can set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, because air conditioning is the number one cause of high summer energy bills."

DTE recommends homeowners also put off running household appliances until later in the day, as they add heat to a home while operational.  Bolla says crews work all year maintaining equipment but sometimes get stressed and power is lost due to excessive heat.

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