Think safety and energy efficiency as Daylight Saving Time ends
November 2, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light
Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), encourages
customers to put safety first and to also think about easy ways to manage their
energy use when Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m.
As Central Indiana “falls back” this weekend and we head into
the cold winter months, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide
detectors. Safety experts recommend replacing smoke and carbon monoxide
detector batteries twice per year.
- Bookmark IPL’s Outage Information Center. In
the event of an electrical outage, have IPL’s Outage Information Center
bookmarked on your phone or tablet so you can easily report an outage, access
outage safety tips, and view our outage map.
- Review your family emergency plan. Hold a
meeting with family members to explain what to do and where to go in case of an
emergency. Update phone numbers, addresses and contact information, and ensure
everyone knows where an emergency kit is stored within the home.
Here are a few simple steps than can make a difference when it
comes to effectively managing energy usage:
- Cover drafty windows. Tape a heavy-duty, clear
plastic sheet over the inside frame of your windows and make sure it’s
sealed all the way around. By keeping cold air from blowing in, you’ll
prevent your heater from working overtime.
- Adjust your thermostat. The less difference in
temperature there is between outside and inside your home, the more energy
you’re saving. When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as
is comfortable, and then turn it down lower when you go to sleep or leave
for the day.
- Reduce water heater
Check the temperature of your water heater. Lowering your water heater’s
temperature and installing low-flow showerheads could reduce energy and
your water heating bills.
- Utilize electronic power
strips. Plug electronic devices into a power strip and turn it off when not in use
to avoid phantom power usage.
- Sign up for IPL
PowerView®. This free and easy tool allows you to see your actual
daily energy usage, view bills over time, receive no-cost and low-cost
recommendations for saving energy, and determine habits that cost you
money. Sign up today at IPLpower.com/PowerView.
For more information about safety and energy efficiency tips, visit IPLpower.com.
About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and
Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric
service to more than 470,000 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.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Office: 317.829.7737, Media Hotline: 317.261.5905