As the sweltering summer sun prompts widespread air conditioning usage across the Jewel City, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is shining a light on energy conservation in the form of its latest campaign "Think, Act, Save. We All Have the Power.” The purpose is to encourage customers to incorporate energy saving habits and alternatives into their daily lives to both reduce their monthly bills and lessen the strain on the power grid imposed by peak summer usage. The latter is particularly important because Aliso Canyon’s natural gas shortage limits the production of electricity at local power plants and could potentially result in outages. GWP’s campaign aims to help alleviate the considerable energy demand by inspiring customers to help save power in their own little ways.
GWP is also part of a joint coalition of Southern California energy and gas providers spreading the word on energy conservation under the initiative www.ConserveEnergySoCal.com. The site provides a wealth of information related to saving power and enables customers to sign up for Flex Arts.
For more information regarding our Aliso Canyon Action Plan, click here.
Below are some handy energy saving tips:
Residential Energy Saving Tips:
Adjust thermostats to 78 degrees or higher when home.
Cool your home or space with fans.
Close all curtains, blinds, and shades to keep the sun out.
Air dry dishes and clothing
Turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use.
Avoid using your stove, major appliances, and oven during peak hours of the day. Cooking outside is a great alternative!
Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs.
Use weather-stripping to close air gaps in windows and doors
Clean or replace AC filters.
Unplug phone chargers and appliances with digital clocks.
Business Energy Saving Tips:
Close all shades and blinds to block out sunlight
Turn up the AC a few degrees
Turn off unnecessary lighting especially in unused meeting or storage rooms.
Delamp in areas where possible
Turn off elevator banks whenever possible.
Turn off the down escalators if possible
Keep business doors closed if AC is running (put up a sign that says doors are closed to conserve energy).
Advise employees to unplug phone chargers and digital clocks
Encourage employees to turn off additional desk lighting, fans, or appliances