Posted on: August 11, 2016d3738cb7-d83f-4aa8-9850-40f672e73329-2-web

LYNNFIELD — Thursday and Friday are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.

Help Reading Municipal Light Department save energy and money by reducing your electricity consumption on Thursday and Friday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Any reduction in electric use during peak times will help RMLD mitigate rising electricity costs. RMLD is a public power provider, therefore, any savings from this program will be passed through to its customers.

RMLD requests its customers to take at least two actions below to reduce RMLD’s peak electricity consumption:

• Adjust your AC a few degrees warmer and turn off the AC in rooms that are not in use. Adjusting the thermostat by two or three degrees makes a big difference.

• Don’t cook with an electric stove or oven.

• Shift laundry and dishwasher use until after 6 p.m.

• If you have an electric hot water heater, wait to bathe or use hot water until after 6 p.m.

• Run pool pumps or use hot tubs before 3 p.m. or after 6 p.m.

• Shift other electricity use to before 3 p.m. or after 6 p.m.

RMLD thanks its customers in advance for their assistance. Those who have any questions or who would like advice on how to decrease peak energy consumption may contact RMLD directly at [email protected] or 781-944-1340.