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Take Steps To Stay Cooler This Summer While Saving Energy

Summer heat increases the amount of electricity needed to cool homes. Jackson EMC’s summer residential rate last year for an average member using 1,500 kWh was 8% lower than all electric providers in the state, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission. 

Cooling your home during the summer can make up a significant portion of your monthly bill. Keeping your thermostat set to 78 degrees will reduce your energy use. Lower settings increase your operating costs approximately 5% for every degree below 78 degrees. 

Heat from the sun can warm up your house faster when blinds and curtains are open. Closing your blinds and curtains to act as a layer of insulation will reduce heat in your home.

For more energy-saving tips, visit jacksonemc.com/waystosave.