Energy efficiency tips to beat the heat and save

AES Ohio advises customers to prepare as higher temperatures are expected this week

August 9, 2021

With temperatures on the rise, AES Ohio is prepared to meet the hot weather electricity demands of our customers. AES Ohio continually monitors power generation, weather conditions and customer usage throughout its 24-county service territory. Temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 90s this week in West Central Ohio, customers are encouraged to utilize tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money.

Be smart about energy use with these helpful tips:

  • Adjust your thermostat – set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The recommended setting is 78° or higher when you are home and higher when you are asleep or away. 
  • Set air conditioning to “auto” instead of “on” and reduce your energy costs.
  • Change or clean – filters once a month. Dust and dirt make your unit work harder.
  • Vacuum – registers and vents regularly.
  • Block the sun – Close blinds and shades during the warmest times of the day to keep the heat out and the cool air in.
  • Click it off – Turn off unnecessary lights and switch to energy-efficient lighting that gives off less heat in your home.
  • Circulate – Turn off ceiling fans in unoccupied rooms. Fans offer an inexpensive alternative to setting the thermostat to a lower temperature because fans cool people, not rooms.
  • Wait until later in the evening to use heat-producing appliances, like the oven, clothes dryer and dishwasher. Many dryers and dishwashers have timers you can set so they turn on hours later.

Learn more about how your home uses energy, how you can save energy and spend less on your energy bill.

Extreme weather — either summer heat or winter storms — also has the potential to produce localized outages. Be weather aware and prepared by bookmarking our AES Ohio Outage Information Center on your mobile device for quick and easy access to report outages, view our outage map, safety tips and more.


About AES Ohio

AES Ohio is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. AES Ohio, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 527,000 customers in West Central Ohio. During its long history, AES Ohio has served its customers with the lowest in Ohio among investor-owned utilities. Connect with AES Ohio on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Learn more about how AES Ohio is accelerating the future of energy, visit