Over the next week, California and the rest of the West Coast will face a historic heatwave that will put pressure on our energy grid.
In order to avoid electricity shortages, states like California are asking businesses and residents to reduce energy usage in order to prevent service interruptions.
It’s especially important to limit energy usage from 3 pm to 10 pm, especially air conditioning, electric car charging and other energy intensive technology. Over cool your home overnight and in the morning in order to stay cool all day.
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Three things you can do to help prevent power outages during this heatwave:
- Pre-cool your home at 72° overnight & in the morning
- Turn your A/C to 78° or higher from 3-10pm
- Avoid major appliance use from 3-10pm
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