Des Moines, Iowa – Air conditioners across Iowa are getting a workout as an excessive heat warning is posted through this evening. In response, Iowa’s largest utility provider has issued a “peak alert.” MidAmerican Energy spokesperson Ruth Comer says the alert is issued when high temperatures will place electricity use at or near maximum levels.
One recommendation for reducing electricity use is to set your thermostat at 78 degrees.
Customers are also urged to check their air conditioner unit itself to make sure it is free of weeds and debris that block air flow to the cooling coils. Comer says there are a few other steps people can take to conserve energy use during the peak consumption time.
To learn more, log onto MidAmericanEnergy.com.