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Con Edison Is Preparing For More August Heat

Company Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Save Money

Con Edison is ready to respond to any service problems caused by the heat and humidity hitting the area again this week.

The company urges customers to conserve energy whenever possible and report any outages.

High heat and humidity increase demand for electricity to power air conditioners and can cause cables to overheat and lead to outages.

These weather patterns frequently bring thunderstorms with gusty winds, which can affect the overhead delivery system and cause outages.

The company urges members of the public to stay away from downed wires. Call your local police department or 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) to report downed wires.

Con Edison may send workers to guard downed wires and protect members of the public from going near them. These workers will carry identification.