How to Conserve Energy in the Summer

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. (WHSV)-- The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative tells us the biggest culprit of energy usage in the summer months are air conditioners.

Running them all night, or even worse, only during the peak 'hot' hours of the day, can really put a strain on your wallet.

Michael Aulger explains that there are other sources tacking on extra costs to your energy bill too.

"We encourage folks to set that thermostat at maybe 74, 76 degrees during the daytime. Particularly during the hours of 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., because that's when the peak period of energy consumption occurs," said Aulgur, of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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