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Record-breaking heat a reminder to prepare for summer energy use
By Christine Patmon on March 19, 2013
It’s March madness on the hardcourt and in the air.
The mercury hit 95 degrees yesterday, breaking a previous record of 93 degrees set in San Antonio more than a century ago, in 1894. The record-high temperature is nearly 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.
And it’s not even officially spring yet.
The heat prompted early and sustained use of AC systems as CPS Energy recorded a peak load for any day during the month of March since 2007. Today’s high is expected to be 10 degrees below yesterday but temperatures are expected to stay in the high 70s and 80s for the rest of the week.
If our recent weather is any indication, we’re in for a hot summer. Get prepared and avoid high bills by checking out these energy saving tips, rebates, free weatherization program and energy management system.