NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 16, 2007
As Summer Approaches
CON EDISON OFFERS ENERGY-SAVING TIPS ON WEB SITE
NEW YORK – As summer temperatures start to swat New York over the next few days, Con Edison will have extra crews, if needed, to respond to service problems. Customers are urged to call 1-800-75-CONED or contact the company on its Web site at www.conEd.com promptly if they encounter any service difficulties. The company Web site’s home page also provides a link to a new list of 100 energy- and money-saving tips.
Did you know that running an electric fan to keep cool will be only one-tenth the cost of using an air conditioner and save a substantial amount of energy? Just be sure to leave a window open for ventilation. Also close shades, blinds and curtains to keep out the sun; about 40 percent of unwanted heat comes through the windows.
Here are some other steps the company is recommending to stay cool this summer:
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $27 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.
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