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Rocky Mountain Power shares tips and tricks to save money on electricity.

Aug 2, 2022, 6:00 PM
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Rocky Mountain Power says to turn down your air conditioner during peak hours. That will help the environment and your power bill. Stock Image (Canva)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power wants you to turn down your AC during peak hours, especially if you’re not in the house. Between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. is when electricity is the scarcest, and when it will cost you and the environment the most.

If you can lower how much electricity you use during peak hours, you will help the environment and your bill.

David Eskelson, Rocky Moutain Power spokesperson, says if you can do household chores like laundry or running the dishwasher before or after peak hours is one solution. Another solution is to keep your household temperature between 75 and 78 degrees, he says. 

Rocky Mountain Power recommends if you’re out of the house to raise the temperature up to 78 degrees until you get back. They also say to run your dishwasher as you head to bed to save energy.

Furthermore, Eskelson says to keep your AC unit clean and free of debris and make sure your freezer and refrigerator have heat dissipation coils to help with efficiency. 

A website called NerdWallet offered a few more tips and tricks to save on your electricity bill. The website says to check seals on windows, doors, and appliances. Also, it’s suggested to not wash your clothing in hot water, take shorter showers, and replace your showerhead.

Waverly Golden contributed to this story. 

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