Residential Tips by Southern California Edison (SCE)
SCE recommends that customers:
SET thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
USE electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
TURN off unused appliances and equipment.
SHUT off lights when leaving a room.
CLOSE drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods.
AVOID using evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an air conditioner is running.
OPERATE swimming pool equipment and energy-intensive appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, during early morning and evening hours.
LIMIT the opening and reopening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in most homes.
WHEN possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work processes to morning or evening hours.TURN off lights in unused areas.