Video: Conserving Energy (7/14/17)
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:31:52 +0000Conserving Energy (7/14/17)Conserving Energyhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12489/7000950?cpt=8&wpid=2637WZDXwith feel like temperatures reaching 100 degrees at times, your home can be tough to keep cool while on a budget. meteorologist austin winfield talked to some folks at huntsville utilities about saving energy in the summer months.. the thermometer is on the rise here in the tennessee valley, which doesn't always bode well for your power bill. thanks to a few tips from huntsville utilities though, you can have the power to lower your monthly bill."my favorite tip is to not turn your oven on. if you can maybe do some grilling instead, that would reduce a very hot appliance, that is right in the middle of your home generating heat." in addition, gehrdes says a few other easy energy savers include: "minimize the lighting that you use, keep those drapes and those blinds closed, and the advice for ceiling fans or fans around the house kind of changes somewhat but it doesn't really help to keep your home cool, but it does help to make it more comfortable when you are in that room."as for rates, well, it's a little bit more complicated than a standard rate thanks to tva's involvement."tva bills on peak demand, so if we have one 3 particularly hot or one particulary cold day in the month, our entire month's power bill is based upon that." in huntsville, austin winfield, wzdx news.