LCEC releases list to conserve electricity for customers

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The Lee County Electric Company is urging people to conserve energy as electric grids become overloaded, here are some tips to lower your energy usage.

As temperatures rise, it becomes increasingly difficult to not use energy to keep ourselves cool and comfortable, but it comes at high financial cost.

LCEC said they just set an all-time energy usage peak on Tuesday. The company gave customers a list of recommendations to conserve power:

  • Don’t do laundry before 7 p.m.
  • Turn something off when it’s not in use
  • Use the dishwasher in the middle of the night
  • Turn pool pumps off at 5 p.m.
  • Do not put the air conditioning below 78
  • Keep window coverings closed during the day to keep the house cooler
  • Grill or microwave instead of using an oven

WINK News interviewed Jan Ben on those following suggestions and said he complies with most of them.

“It’s the cycle. One summer is good, one summer is bad,” Ben said.

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