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  • Keep Your Cool This Summer with Tips from the PUD

    With the weather heating up around the Puget Sound this summer, consider some tips from Snohomish County PUD to help keep your home cool:

    • Avoid using the oven; cook on the stove, use a microwave oven, or grill outside.
    • Install efficient LEDs that run cooler. Only about 10% to 15% of the electricity that incandescent lights consume results in light—the rest is turned into heat.
    • Keep your shades and curtains drawn during the day to keep heat out.
    • Open windows at night to take advantage of cooler air.
    • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Consider air-drying both dishes and clothing.
    • Minimize activities that generate a lot of heat, such as running a computer, burning open flames, running a dishwasher, and using hot devices such as curling irons or hair dryers. Even stereos and televisions will add some heat to your home.

    Also, consider an efficient heat pump, which provides efficient cooling during the summer months. The PUD offers instant rebates for eligible heat pumps. Customers need to have electric heat as a primary heating source to qualify. Work also must be completed by a PUD Registered Contractor.

    For other conservation tips, visit the PUD website at or call the Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

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