LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

Global supply chain issues across the nation will result in major LCEC service delays extending through 2023. There is no exact timeline on the supply disruption until material manufacturing delays and raw material shortages are rectified.

Natural gas price increases and summer heat are impacting power costs resulting in above average bills. Visit energy efficiency pages below for tips to save.

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Energy savings tips for the hot summer

Energy savings tips for the hot summer

July 20, 2022 – There are many easy and free ways to save on your energy consumption while staying cool this summer. LCEC energy experts recommend the following tips:

  • When cooling your home, set the thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Each degree below adds 8 to 12 percent to the cooling costs.
  • While away from home for more than two hours, set the thermostat at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. If there is a pet in the home, leave thermostat at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Install a smart thermostat that will automatically raise and lower the temperature at certain times of the day.
  • Be sure your thermostat fan switch is set on the “auto” setting. This is more economical for temperature and humidity control.
  • Do not close A/C vents or interior doors when A/C is running.
  • Service your air conditioning system annually.
  • Repair duct leaks using metal foil tape reinforced with mastic adhesive.
  • Check air conditioner filters monthly and change as needed.
  • Turn fans off when the room is not occupied. Each continuously running fan costs approximately $7 per month on your electric bill.
  • Run pool pumps for a maximum of 8 hours a day in the summer, and 6 hours per day in the winter, unless you are heating the pool.
  • Install reflective window tint/film that will reflect 65 percent or better on windows facing east, west or south. LCEC also recommends installing awnings, storm shutters and planting shade trees.

Visit lcec.net for even more simple ways to save on your electric bill!

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