In this heat, it’s best to run some of your appliances during cooler periods, when there’s less demand for electricity.
Even slight dips in the voltage of the current coming into your home can make your appliances work harder.
It will also cause some parts to wear out faster.
Lastly, the heat generated by ranges, ovens, dishwashers, and dryers will make your AC run more, doubling the electricity demand.
1. Dishes & Laundry
If you can, do dishes and laundry early in the morning or after dark.
If you have to bake something, do it early in the morning or after dark, and keep your exhaust fan on afterward to help the oven cool down.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer full. Having all the items packed together helps keep them all cold and minimizes heat loss from opening and closing the door.