A little planning goes a long way toward saving money on your electric bill. Because air conditioning is the most common, highest usage item found in homes and businesses, limiting usage of it during Smart Events is the most effective way to lower your bill. You can utilize lower temperatures in the morning to cool your home with fresh, outside air. As the day warms up, close your windows and turn on your fans to circulate air. If you are unable to do this or it is impractical for you to do so, make sure to turn your air conditioner off during the Smart Event.
If you have a pool, review when your pool pump is scheduled to turn on and adjust it to be outside of the Smart Event hours if necessary. Find new ways to shift or reduce your electricity usage on SmartDays or any other days of the year by visiting our Reduce Your Electricity Use page.