Arcata Offers Some COVID-19 Energy Conservation Tips

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

City of ArcataWith everyone staying at home for extended periods of time, households may have a harder time conserving energy.

To help residents save money while we shelter in place, the Environmental Services Department recommends the following energy conservation methods:

  • Talk to household members about conserving energy.
  • Engage children by having them turn off lights and electronics.
  • Set the thermostat to 68°F  when at home and awake, and to 58°F while away or asleep.
  • Limit screen time as often as possible.
  • Consider wearing a sweater or using a blanket to stay warm.
  • Use natural light during sunnier hours of the day.
  • Warm or cool off your home naturally by opening blinds and windows.
  • Take shorter showers to reduce water-heating costs.
  • Plug personal electronics into a power strip and turn it off when not in use.
  • Unplug small appliances and electronics, like coffee makers and printers, when not in use.
  • Completely turn off the television and gaming consoles when not in use.

Additionally, PG&E has outlined a series of billing and service modifications to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit pge.com for more information. Community members experiencing financial hardships due to the economic impact of COVID-19 are encouraged to call PG&E for assistance at 1-800-743-5000.

For more energy conservation tips, visit cityofarcata.org or call the Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184.

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2 comments

  • Burnt Roach (new handle)

    Of course not driving anywhere also saves energy. All those gallons of gasoline/diesel not being burned means less tax revenue for the state and fed. We’ll be hearing about that soon enough.

    • they are still getting all that registration money for the roads, even though we arent driving nearly as much

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