FORT WAYNE, Ind., – Temperatures are rising as we head into the warm summer months. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is Powering the Next Energy-saving Tip to help customers save energy while staying cool.
Warmer temperatures often bring higher usage for customers, which could cause an increase in bills. I&M has simple tips, tools and programs to enable customers to take control of their energy usage.
Easy, no-cost ways to save energy:
- Set your thermostat a little higher during summer months. You can reduce cooling costs by 3 to 4% for each degree of adjustment. Changing the temperature from 74°F to 78°F could lower your energy bill by more than 10%.
- Make sure your ceiling fan is set to run counterclockwise in the summer, pushing cooler air down.
- Move furnishings away from floor or return air vents and change air filters regularly.
For more than 100 energy-saving tips customers can put into action today visit ElectricIdeas.com/Tips.
Reduce Energy Use on Hot Days and Earn Bill Credits:
- IM Power Rewards pays customers to reduce energy use when energy demand is high. By reducing energy use during these peak times, customers can earn bill credits.
- Shifting energy use away from high-demand periods allows I&M to rely on more renewable energy sources during peak times. This helps keep prices more affordable for you and your community, plus it helps the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.
- When energy use is high, on hot and humid days, I&M will hold a Peak Energy Use Event. When you reduce your energy use during the typical 2-3 hour event, we‘ll give you bill credits.
- Visit ElectricIdeas.com/IMPRewards for an easy tool to help you choose the IM Power Rewards program that is right for you and your home. Two of the most popular programs are: IMPower Rewards: Smart Thermostat and IMPower Rewards: iControl.
I&M encourages all customers to have a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer.
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its approximately 2,100 employees serve more than 600,000 customers. More than 80% of its energy delivered in 2021 was emission-free. I&M has at its availability various sources of generation including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, more than 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 35 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states. The company’s generation portfolio also includes 2,620 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 6,100 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.