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Conserving energy during hot weather

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Rochester, Minn. (KTTC) -- No doubt many people will be using air conditioners the next couple of days, but there are some other ways to stay cool and save some cash on energy expenses.

Rochester Public Utilities recommends people keep their thermostat at 78 degrees. That temperature will cut much of the humidity out of the air, while saving energy. Closing the blinds will also help keep the heat out of the house.

RPU officials say they won't worry about black outs in energy supply until there are several days in a row of consistently high and humid temperatures.

"We're not worried. It's beautiful weather to have. It's just that we ask customers to be as efficient with their energy use as they can, and also their water use," says Tony Benson with RPU.

You can save water energy by only washing dishes when the sink is full. The same goes for washing clothes. Wait until the hamper is completely full before doing laundry. Click here for more tips on how you can conserve energy.

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