There are many ways you can cut back your energy usage during an #OhmHour; here are a few recommendations:

  • Turn off the lights in rooms that are not being used.  Some families like using rechargeable head lamps or planning a candlelight dinner during evening #OhmHours
  • Unplug chargers and electronics that use energy even when turned off, such as computers, stereo equipment, TVs, phone chargers, small electric appliances in the kitchen or bathroom
  • Placing these appliances on a surge protector that can be turned on or off makes the task of “unplugging” these items easier
  • Avoid running the dishwasher, washer dryer, vacuum cleaner, or power tools during that time
  • Turn off any pool or hot-tub heaters and cleaners.
  • Set your AC to a higher temperature / turn it off.  A smart thermostat will also enable OhmConnect to do this for you during #OhmHours
  • Avoid opening your refrigerator and freezer during the OhmHour, particularly on hot days

This OhmConnect blog post is a comprehensive guide to beating your forecast and this OhmConnect forum topic provides additional tips from OhmConnect power users.

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