Alliant Energy offers tips on saving energy in the heat
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:07:20 GMT —
Alliant Energy has several tips on how to reduce energy usage on hot summer days.
Spokesperson Justin Foss suggests wearing less clothing while at home such as shorts and t-shirts, and turning off ceiling fans when not at home.
"Re-adjust what you consider cool and maybe crank your thermostat up to 78 to 80, and then just sit around and find a way to stay cool," said Foss. "That's your first and best way to deal with this. Use your air conditioner less."
Foss said you should also re-consider the type of lighting you use.
"You got to remember a lot of those incandescent lights, they put off a lot of heat so turn the lights off," said Foss. "LED lights don't put off really any heat so they're a good source. "
Foss also recommends making sure home is properly insulated, using appliances such as dishwashers and dryers at night, and adding trees to your landscape.