Here are some simple ways PSE&G recommends to stay cool and safe as temperatures and humidity rise during an official heat wave while saving energy too!
- Use a programmable thermostat to set air conditioners to daily and weekend schedules. Consider setting air conditioners to 78 degrees.
- Close blinds and shades facing the sun to keep the sun’s heat out and helpfans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
- Use ceiling fans set in the counter-clockwise position to feel cooler when in a room.
- Close doors leading to uncooled areas. With central air, close off vents to unused rooms.
- Turn off everything you’re not using: lights, computers, etc. Use dimmers, timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
- If you should lose power, NEVER use a portable generator inside your home or in close proximity to a home, business or enclosed space. Proper ventilation is required. Improperly used generators can produce deadly carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, tasteless gas that can cause headache, dizziness, nausea and other symptoms.
- PJM, the regional grid operator, expects to have sufficient power supplies available to meet the increased demand for electricity. PSE&G expects today’s electric demand to reach 8,905 megawatts, with demand increasing as temperatures rise into the mid-90s.
REQUESTING A/C REPAIRS: The Capstone Elite Management Team also monitors weather conditions and have requested additional personnel at PSEG to handle any power interruptions. If your air conditioner is not working at all, please log-in to the Capstone Resident Portal to notify the office. Keep in mind that there may be a high influx of air conditioning repair calls so it is imperative that residents provide as much detail as possible about the nature and severity of the problem.
POWER OUTAGES: If you experience a power outage, please call PSE&G’s Business Solutions Center at 1-855-249-7734 (1-855-BIZ-PSEG). If you are registered for My Account, you can also report power outages online.