JACKSON, Mich., September 21, 2017 – Consumers Energy is prepared for the unseasonable hot and humid weather occurring over the next several days, and is offering cooling tip reminders for customers to stay cool, save energy and money through the weekend:
• KEEP A/C CLEAN. Clean the air conditioner filter regularly and remove leaves and debris from central air conditioners to provide unobstructed air flow.
• SET THERMOSTAT. Set the air conditioning thermostat to 78 degrees during the day when you’re home and higher when you’re away, to save energy and money.
• TIME DEVICE. Set programmable thermostat that starts your air conditioner shortly before you get home.
• UTILIZE FANS. Use an attic or ceiling fan: hot air trapped in stuffy attics sinks into rooms below adding to cooling costs; and ceiling fans cool fast and cost less than A/C.
• COOL PEOPLE, NOT ROOMS. Have your A/C cool people, not rooms. Close doors and registers to unused areas.
• BLOCK THE SUN. Close drapes, shades and blinds during the hottest hours of the day.
• AVOID HOT APPLIANCE USE. Avoid using appliances that generate a lot of heat such as stoves and clothes dryers.
More Than 100 Ways To Save On Your Energy Bill are also available here. The energy provider also asks that residents check on their most vulnerable neighbors.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com.