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Save Energy and Money this Summer: Tips from GP&L

Rising temperatures often mean increased electric use to keep you and your home cool. Follow these tips from GP&L to help save energy and money this summer.


  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler.

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6 to 8 percent.

  • Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.

  • Leaks around windows and doors let cool air escape. Check for cracked caulking or damaged weather stripping and replace when necessary.

Visit the GP&L website for more energy-conservation tips.