TVA suggests turning AC to 78 or higher, using outside grill to cook to conserve energy
A historic heat wave has the TVA requesting everyone who gets their electricity from their electric co-ops and members to reduce energy consumption.
Some requests include raising your thermostat to 78 or higher, and to use your outside grill to cook.
TVA has asked all cooperatives and their members to try to reduce usage during these extremely hot days. They have provided a link below with suggestions on how we can conserve.
North Mississippi is under a heat warning. READ ABOUT THE HEAT WAVE HERE
* WHAT...Heat index values up to 106. * WHERE...Portions of North Mississippi, West Tennessee, East Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. * WHEN...Until 8 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
TVA released the following:
Heat Wave Alert! As we say in the south – It’s hotter’n blue blazes! It’s going to feel like 100° for most of the southeast today, and the summer heat is here for the rest of the week. Keep your wallet cool with these steps to reduce your energy consumption and lower your electric bill.
More tips: http://tva.me/1IJR50JEEIt
See some tips below: