Beat the heat wave with IPL energy efficiency tips
June 8, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company
(IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), urges our customers to
stay safe and beat the extreme temperatures that are forecasted to rise above 90 degrees this weekend and into next week.
There are a number of ways
customers can manage their energy use with free and easy tips:
- Close blinds and
shades during the warmest part of the day to keep the sun’s rays from
heating your home.
- Turn off the lights and
use energy efficient light bulbs that give off less heat in the home.
- Keep hot air from
leaking into your home by weather stripping doors and windows.
- Use fans and
ventilation strategies to keep cool by creating a wind chill effect.
IPL also encourages customers
to start using programs which give them the power to personally understand and
manage their energy use. IPL customers can explore the 12 different
energy-saving PowerToolsSM programs by going to IPLpower.com/powertools. These
programs help residential and business customers understand, manage and reduce
their energy use.
Some of the IPL PowerToolsSM
available to residential customers include:
- CoolCents®: The device allows IPL the ability to
briefly and moderately reduce your air conditioner’s cycle time during peak
electricity usage periods in May through September. When activated, the device
shortens the numbers of minutes your air conditioner it “on.” This cycling will
normally take place only a few hours during the day and for only a few days
during the summer.
- Home Energy Assessment: Have a professional energy
advisor conduct a free walk-through energy assessment in your home. He or she
will install free energy-saving equipment and offer recommendations for
improving your home efficiency.
- PowerView®: Use this free tool to get details,
personalized information about how to understand and manage your electricity
usage with charts, graphs and tips.
About Indianapolis Power
& Light Company and AES:
Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric
service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in
Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities
surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its
customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For
more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.
The AES Corporation
(NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200
global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries
through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and
renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to
operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2016
revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $36 billion in total assets. To
learn more, please visit http://www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
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