Singing River Electric shares energy-saving tips during high heat

With the state of Mississippi under a heat advisory and continued heat projected for the coming days, Singing River Electric is sharing ways to keep homes cool while reducing energy costs.

  • Set thermostats as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the less your A/C unit will run and the lower your bill will be.
  • Raise the thermostat a degree or two and use a ceiling fan to feel cooler. Turn fans off when you leave the room.
  • Keep outside doors closed as much as possible. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the heat of the day.
  • Wait to run the dryer and dishwasher until after sunset.
  • Use a slow cooker, or grill outside. Avoid using your oven, which adds heat to your home.
  • Download the SmartHub app to view daily energy use and make adjustments in real time to lower your power bill.
  • Visit for more energy-saving tips.

Singing River Electric has an 84-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 78,000 meters across 7,651 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.