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Jun 23, 2022 | Energy Efficiency | 6 comments

Amp up summer fun with these energy-saving party power plays

Five ways to be energy-efficient this summer.

It’s official. Summer has arrived. Time to heat up the grill, turn up the tunes and get the party started. To save energy and money, try these simple party power plays. 

 

Take it outside

Hosting a crowd indoors can raise your home’s temp and make your A/C work harder. Instead, invite your guests to grab a cold one, head outdoors for the real fun and close the door behind them. And while they mingle, you can relax knowing you’re keeping the party energy up and the indoor temp down.  

Grill, baby, grill 

Give your oven the night off and your A/C a break. Grill instead. Add some cold sides and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the hottest party on the block.    

Cool it

Let your fridge relax, too. Allow leftovers to cool completely before putting them in your fridge. Doing so helps prevent unnecessary heat from entering your fridge and causing it to work extra hard to lower internal temperatures. Another great idea opt for beverage coolers that can be filled and wheeled into place outside for partygoers.   

Go for glow

Keep a good party going. Place strings of energy-efficient LED lights or solar-powered lanterns throughout the yard to give it a glow. Then, to save even more, add a timer to automatically turn off the lights at the end of the night.   

Avoid getting soaked  

If your party involves a pool, take a closer look at your current pool pump. It could be draining dollars. If it’s making noise, is shutting off unexpectedly or is more than seven years old, it may be time to take the plunge and purchase a new, more energy-efficient model. We offer a $350 rebate on ENERGY STAR® certified variable speed pool pumps.  

Follow these energy-saving tips and your next backyard bash won’t just be fun, it’ll be budget friendly, too. 

Learn more about PPL Electric Utilities’ energy savings programs at savewithppl.com

 

6 Comments

  1. Andre/Leslie Thomas

    I wish PPL would make suggestions for the best discount for energy suppliers from time to time to save on my electric bill.

    Reply
    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Andre/Leslie, If you are interested in shopping for electricity, you can find helpful tips to shop smart by visiting pplelectric.com/shopsmart. We encourage you to use the Price to Compare as a reference point when shopping for the electricity supplier that offers what’s right for you, such as the lowest cost provider or a renewable energy generator. Also, papowerswitch.com provides Generation Supplier rates and choices for customers. Thank you for reaching out to us!

      Reply
  2. Vince caggiano

    Do you have solar panels for ppl

    Reply
    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Vince, We know that renewable energy sources such as solar power and other forms of distributed energy resources play a role in supplying the energy needs of our communities. We want to make it easy for customers to understand safety regulations and to apply to connect renewable energy projects to the electricity grid. Please read more under http://www.pplelectric.com/renewable. Thank you for reaching out to us!

      Reply
  3. Donald

    How about solar panels I would like some info on solar panels

    Reply
    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Donald, Please read more about the benefits and process of adding solar to your home under https://www.pplelectric.com/renewable. For incentives and tax credits, please see offers under energystar.gov. Thank you!

      Reply

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