AEP Asks Customers to Conserve Energy During Deep Freeze
By Kelsey Kennedy, Producer/Digital Journalist - email
AEP is asking customers to conserve energy as the temperatures drop on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The wave of frigid air is expected to push up the demand for electricity to potentially record breaking levels, and AEP is asking customers to use less electricity while demand is the highest. That's usually between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You can conserve by setting thermostats as low as possible while remaining comfortable. Only use major appliances after 9 p.m., and open curtains of the sunny side of your home to help warm up the house. Draw the shades while the sun is down to keep the warm air in.