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Stay cool while saving energy and money

Have you noticed that your air conditioner seems to be working harder these days? Though we don’t suffer the high humidity of the southern states, anything above 32% can certainly affect our comfort level.

Instead of blasting the air conditioner (and blowing your electricity bills through the roof), here are some tips to help you beat the heat:

  • Use ceiling fans or oscillating fans. They help evaporate moisture from your skin, making you feel cooler. You should turn fans off in rooms that are not in use.
  • In addition to raising your thermostat to 78 degrees, make sure your air conditioner is well maintained and functioning efficiently. That means replacing filters on schedule and having it checked periodically.
  • Take shorter showers to save on water heating costs (and to save water). Even if your water is heated by gas, that’s still a good idea.
  • Run large appliances such as the washer, dryer and dishwasher after 8 p.m. or early in the morning. Running these appliances at cooler hours saves the air conditioning from working as hard.
  • A lot of energy is used to heat up the dryer. If you dry loads concurrently, one right after the other, you save the energy needed to start heating the dryer for the subsequent loads.
  • Plant shade trees. You may not see immediate energy benefits, but in a few years, you’ll be glad you did. You can purchase up to three 5-gallon shade trees from Trico for $15 each. Trees for 2021 are sold out. Trees will be available again for purchase in January 2022.

Click here for more energy saving tips.

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Has your phone number, address or email changed recently?

Please take a minute to update your contact information on SmartHub at trico.smarthub.coop, call us at (520) 744‑2944 or email us at memberservices@trico.coop.

Accurate information enables us to improve member service and enhance communications for reporting and repairing outages. Up-to-date contact information can potentially speed up the power restoration process during an outage. For example, the phone number you provide is linked to your service address in our outage management system. This means when you call to report an outage, our system recognizes your phone number and matches it with your account location. Accurate information helps our outage management system predict the location and possible cause of an outage, making it easier for our crews to correct the problem.

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FAX: (520) 353-1640

WHERE TO FIND US

Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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