NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2007
CON EDISON’S TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT
OFFERS ENERGY-SAVINGS IDEAS ON WEBSITE
NEW YORK – With rising temperatures and higher humidity expected today, Con Edison will continue to have extra crews available to respond to any 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 are experiencing any service difficulties. The company’s home page also provides a link to a new list of 100 energy- and money-saving tips.
Energy-saving alternatives include shutting computers down when they’re not in use; using an electric fan rather than an air conditioner to keep cool; it’s only one-tenth the cost and can save a substantial amount of energy. A key reminder: when doing so, it’s also wise to be sure to leave a window open for ventilation. And in times of extreme heat, it’s always wise to close shades, blinds and curtains to keep out the sun; about 40 percent of unwanted heat comes right through the windows.
Other steps the company is recommending to stay cool include:
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