Energy Saving Tips from ComEd

As temperatures are expected to surpass 100 degrees this week, ComEd offers tips on how to reduce energy use and save on bills.

, ComEd offers tips on how to reduce energy use and save on energy bills.

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  • Lights out. Turn off unused lighting and appliances. Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with CFL bulbs, which use about 75 percent less energy.
  • Be a grill guru. Use an outdoor grill or microwave to prepare meals. Run appliances, such as ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers, in the early morning or late evenings.
  • Stay cool. Keep home thermostats at a constant, comfortable level (75-78 degrees). Keep blinds and curtains closed and use fans to reduce air conditioners’ energy usage and place air conditioners in shady areas.
  • Keep away. Move lamps and televisions away from the thermostat, the heat they generate can cause air conditioners to work harder.
  • Get paid to save. Use energy-efficient appliances which use less energy than older models. ComEd will pick up and recycle older refrigerators or freezers in good, working condition and pay customers $35 for each appliance. Schedule online or call 1-888-806-2273.

For more energy-saving tips, visit ComEd's Smart Ideas Section.

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