DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Summer is almost here and the heat is coming to the Miami Valley.
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Tara Hastings says we could see the temperatures in the lower 90s this weekend.
DP&L has a list of tips on how you can save on energy:
• Adjust your thermostat – set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The recommended setting is 78° or higher when you are home and higher when you are asleep or away.
• Set air conditioning to “auto” instead of “on” and reduce your energy costs.
• Change or clean – filters once a month. Dust and dirt make your unit work harder.
• Vacuum – registers and vents regularly.
• Block the sun – Close blinds and shades during the warmest times of the day to keep the heat out and the cool air in.
• Click it off – Turn off unnecessary lights and switch to energy-efficient lighting that gives off less heat in your home.
• Circulate – Turn off ceiling fans in unoccupied rooms. Fans offer an inexpensive alternative to setting the thermostat to a lower temperature because fans cool people, not rooms.
• Wait until later in the evening to use heat-producing appliances, like the oven, clothes dryer and dishwasher. Many dryers and dishwashers have timers you can set so they turn on hours later.
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