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Stay Cool While Saving Energy This Summer


When temperatures rise in the summer, staying cool often means lowering the thermostat. You can save energy by keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer. 

Higher temperatures in the summer mean there’s a higher demand to produce electricity for cooling homes and businesses. Jackson EMC’s summer rates are among some of the lowest rates in Georgia compared to other utilities, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission’s summer rate survey.

To save energy this summer, consider:

  • Using blinds, shades or curtains to block heat from the sun warming your house.
  • Turning on ceiling fans to circulate air and feel cooler.
  • Setting your water heater to 120 degrees for energy efficiency.

For more tips on how to save energy, visit jacksonemc.com/waystosave.