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As temperatures rise and summer activities heat up, reliable electricity is essential to keep Medina Electric Cooperative members cool and connected. June brings extreme summer heat, increasing indoor time and A/C usage. This leads to increased energy use and higher electric bills.

By conserving energy, you can lower your electric bill.

Here are a few tips to save energy and money during the summer:

  • Adjust Your Thermostat: Set your thermostat a few degrees higher. Use smart or programmable thermostats to align cooling with hours you are not home or sleeping.
  • Use Ceiling Fans: Fans can make you feel 4 degrees cooler. Use them in occupied rooms and raise the thermostat while fans are running. Turn fans off when you leave the room.
  • Limit Energy-Intensive Activities: Be mindful of how often you do laundry or run the dishwasher. Hang drying clothes and handwashing dishes can reduce your energy use.
  • Unplug Electronics: Unplug devices when not in use or use power strips to manage them.
  • Close Drapes and Blinds: Block unnecessary heat from sunlight by closing drapes and blinds in.

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