Idaho Falls, ID – With the temperatures creeping up, Idaho Falls Power has a few simple tips to help people save energy and beat the heat as the weather continues to warm up.
A few simple changes can help residents lower costs and keep their homes a little cooler inside. Consider the following:
- Close doors, windows and window coverings during the day, especially on the east and west sides of the house.
- If able and it’s safe to do so, open doors and windows at night or in the morning to let in cooler air.
- Avoid producing heat inside your home when it’s hot outside. Do laundry, run the dishwasher, etc., in the early morning and late evening hours.
- Consider an attic fan to draw hot air out of the house.
- Plant deciduous trees or install awnings to shade your home, especially on the south and west sides of your house.
- Consider installing a ceiling fan in rooms used frequently. Moving air can feel up to four degrees cooler than still air. Ceiling fans are effective in homes both with and without air conditioning.
- Turn the air conditioner off when you’re going to be gone for an extended period. When in use, set it a few degrees higher. For example start cooling at 78 degrees, rather than 75 degrees.
- Install a window fan.
For more information, questions, or other power saving tips contact IFP at 208-612-8430.
Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with city staff, contact Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor.
About Idaho Falls Power: Idaho Falls Power is a municipal electric utility serving the corporate city limits of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The City has operated the utility continuously since its establishment in 1900. Learn more on our website.