The heat wave is putting a strain on power grids nationwide. That's why Lubbock Power & Light and Xcel Energy are asking Lubbock residents to conserve. LP&L Public Information Officer Chris Sims says, "Electricity grids are nearing their full capacity so conservation efforts should be promoted across the country right now by all electricity companies and all other interest groups."
Here are some things you can do to help ease the strain on power. Turn off any lights, appliances and computers you're not using. Air conditioning is especially a drain on power, so Xcel asks that you set your thermostat to 78-degrees while you are at home and turn it up to 85, when you leave.
Major appliances take a lot of electricity, so wait to do that load of laundry until after dinner when peak usage time has passed.
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