Everything you need to know about Hurricane Season
Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, but the busiest time of the year for these storms usually runs from August to September.
We want our customers to be prepared in case a tropical storm or hurricane hits your area.
Preparing well in advance does more than give you peace of mind. It also puts you in a better position to take care of your family and pets if disaster strikes or an unexpected flood or power outage occurs.
In case of a power outage, contact your utility immediately by using the phone numbers below or click on the utility name for online reporting and for outage maps.
1-888-866-7456What supplies do I need for Hurricane Season?You need a few different types of supplies to be fully prepared - food and water, pet supplies, first aid, means of communication, and a packed “go bag.”
Control your energy bill this summer!
Here are some fantastic tips and tricks you can use to control your energy usage and save you money on your summer energy bill.Check your air conditionerYour air conditioner requires regular maintenance to function efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures poor performance and unnecessarily high energy use. Checking the coils, fins, evaporative coolers, and heat pumps may require the services of a professional.Turn off your stoveThis is an easy tip to implement to help cut electricity costs. When you use your electric stovetop or oven, turn it off a few minutes before your food is done. The heat built up can continue to cook your food while you cook off a few dollars a year from your electric bill.
Reduce indoor humidityAvoid midday washing and drying of clothes, showering, and cooking. When you must do these, turn on ventilating fans to help extract warm, moist air, but be sure to turn them off when you’re finished so they don’t extract cooled air from the house.Use fans with your A/CRunning a fan is much cheaper than running your air conditioning. In fact, running a fan 24/7 for an entire month would only cost about 5 dollars on your electricity bill. The air flow creates a wind chill effect that helps people feel more comfortable.Upgrade your light bulbsIf you’re already good about switching lights off when they’re not in use, take the next step and upgrade your bulbs. LED light bulbs are more efficient and can potentially reduce your electricity bill. They last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs and use up to 80% less energy.Seal your homePreventing air leaks is one of the best ways to keep warm air out and cool air in. Simple caulking and weatherstripping can save up to 30% on heating and cooling costs. Use caulk to seal cracks and openings between stationary objects like door and window frames. Apply weatherstripping around things that move, such as window sashes and the door itself.