Photo: Belmont Light is requesting customers to lower energy usage as temperatures climb.
With a significant heatwave set to blanket Belmont over the coming weekend, the town’s electrical utility is requesting consumers to save energy and money by reducing usage during peak times.
With temperatures rising to the 90s on Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 and possibly breaking the century mark on Saturday, July 20, Belmont Light is asking customers to curtail electricity consumption between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Electricity cut during peak times helps Belmont mitigate energy supply costs and lowers strain on the regional electricity grid.
Here are some tips to reduce Belmont peak electricity consumption:
- Adjust air conditioners and turn off the AC in rooms that are not used. Adjusting the thermostat even by 2-3 degrees helps.
- Use a microwave oven or an outdoor grill instead of a stove or a regular oven.
- Shift laundry and dishwashing activities until after 8 p.m.
- Unplug DVRs or gaming consoles when not in use
- Hold off charging electric vehicles until later in the evening
For more advice on reducing peak energy consumption, call Belmont Light at 617-993-2800.