Energy-saving Tips for Heat Wave Survival

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With highs in the 90s for the rest of the week, Con Edison is providing tips to conserve energy.

  • Run energy-draining appliances like washing machines, ovens, dishwashers, or dryers in the morning or at night, when it's cooler.
  • Con Ed offers a free programmable thermostat to anyone with central air conditioning. Head to their website to find out how to get one.
  • Turn off your lights and other appliances when not in use.

The company says it will have extra personnel to address additional problems incurred by the heat wave. Anyone experiencing problems with their power service can call 1-800-752-6699.