SWEPCO offers 10 tips to save in the face of rising temperatures
With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees in many parts of Ark-La-Tex in the coming days, Southwestern Electric Power Co., an American electric power company (Nasdaq: AEP), offers 10 tips to help customers to manage both heat and their electricity bill.
- Turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
- Replace incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified LEDs.
- Unplug devices, such as phone chargers, when not in use. These still consume power even when turned off.
- Use smart power strips for electronic devices like computers and TVs. These can detect when a device is turned off or not in use and automatically shuts off the power.
- Close blinds and curtains during the day to keep the heat out.
- Save up to 10% on air conditioning costs by raising your thermostat’s temperature setting seven to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for at least eight hours a day.
- Replace air conditioner filters. Clean filters can reduce air conditioner energy consumption by up to 15%.
- Use ceiling fans to cool down a room. Turn off the fan when leaving.
- Caulk, caulk and insulate windows and doors wherever air leaks are found.
- Use major appliances, such as the dishwasher, washer and dryer, as late at night as possible. These appliances add warmth to a home and make an HVAC system work harder.
For more ways to save, visit SWEPCO.com/Save.
About Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)
SWEPCO, an American electric power company (Nasdaq: AEP), serves more than 543,000 customers in Northwest and Central Louisiana, Northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle, and Western Texas. ‘Arkansas. SWEPCO’s corporate headquarters are in Shreveport, Louisiana. Press releases and other information about SWEPCO are available at SWEPCO.com. Join us on Facebook.com/SWEPCO, Twitter.com/SWEPCOnews, Instagram.com/swepco, Youtube.com/SWEPCOtv and LinkedIn.com/company/swepco.
About American Electric Power (AEP)
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electric transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable, affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers. in 11 states. AEP is also one of the largest electricity producers in the country with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diversified generation capacity, including more than 5,900 megawatts of renewable energy. Company plans include growing its renewable energy generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions against 2000 levels by 2030 and is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is recognized for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. AEP’s family of companies includes AEP Ohio Utilities, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, East Texas and Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative and competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.