Austin Utilities issues Peak Alert for Tuesday

(ABC 6 News) – Austin Utilities has issued a Peak Alert until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Customers are asked to reduce their energy usage during this time.

Below are a list of ways to conserve energy during a Peak Alert period:

  • Set your air conditioner thermostat no lower than 78 degrees and your dehumidifier no lower than 78%.
  • Use electricity for laundry, running the dishwasher, ironing, cleaning, etc., in the early morning or late evening.
  • Avoid using the oven during the heat of the day.
  • Close your drapes to block the sun’s heating rays.
  • Unplug unnecessary electric appliances and equipment.
  • Turn off decorative lighting. Keep exterior doors closed as much as possible.

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