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Georgia Power launches public service announcement for managing summer energy use

With extreme heat throughout the state, Georgia Power has launched a public service announcement (PSA) with the Georgia Association of Broadcasters to educate Georgians on ways to save energy for the rest of the season.

The PSA includes several helpful energy-saving tips, while the website expands on that with tips such as:

  • Change the air filter and unblock air vents- Change standard air filters once a month, or pleated filters once every three months. A clogged filter makes your AC work harder, increases wear on your unit, and uses more energy. Clear spaces around your air returns and vents to allow free air flow.
  • Set it for the season- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees and use fans to keep you feeling cooler. For every degree higher you maintain your thermostat, you can see a 3-4% decrease in energy use.
  • Fire up the grill- Reduce the temperature inside your home by using an outdoor grill or smoker instead of indoor ovens and stoves. Also consider the slow cooker or microwave.
  • Wash clothes cold- Wash full loads of clothes with cold water and avoid over-drying. Also, clean the lint trap before every load to increase efficiency.
  • Fill your fridge- Solids and liquids are easier to cool than air. Try to keep your refrigerator set to the temperature recommended by the manufacturer for optimal performance.

Georgia Power is committed to helping customers and has also established a one-stop web page at providing resources to help save money on energy bills, explore rate options and get assistance when needed.

  • Energy Efficiency Programs– We’re dedicated to helping our customers find ways to save money and energy, whether building a new home, making improvements to an older home or simply looking for ways to save.
  • Rate Plan Options- We always strive to offer rate solutions that fit customer needs and help manage the budget. Customers can browse the seven options to learn which rate is right for them.
  • Qualify for Assistance- We are partnering with community-based organizations, nonprofits, houses of worship, and government-funded programs and services to assist those in need and have already hosted more than 80 local community events this year to inform and engage with customers.