Conserving Energy

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The heat is on but state officials want you to turn off your appliances and turn down your air to conserve energy.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is encouraging consumers to conserve while also lowering your utility bills.

The PSC offers these tips to saving energy in the summer heat.

If you have central air conditioning, set your thermostat no lower than 78 degrees.
Keep blinds and drapes closed during the day particularly on windows facing south.
Lights, televisions, computers, and appliances need to be turned off when they are not needed.

Use appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, and clothes dryers early in the day or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler.

Use exhaust fans in your bathroom sparingly, in just one hour they can remove a houseful of cooled air.

And replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent. Fluorescents use less energy and last 10 times longer, and they generate less heat.

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