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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Beat the Heat with Summer Tips from GP&L

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6% to 8%.
  • Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters will make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
  • 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.
  • Leaks around windows and doors let cool air escape. Check for cracked caulking or damaged weather stripping and replace when necessary.

Find more energy-saving tips on GP&L’s website.

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