Cleveland Public Power urges customers to use energy wisely during heat wave!

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Message says excessive heat June 17-21

CLEVELAND – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning beginning today at 11 a.m. and extending through Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. This means that we can anticipate dangerously hot conditions with heat index values between 95 and 105 degrees throughout the week.

The unseasonably high temperatures coupled with high humidity can result in uncomfortable conditions. Cleveland Public Power encourages residents to use energy wisely, while keeping their homes comfortable. 

These tips will help you efficiently cool your home:

  • Keep draperies and blinds drawn during the height of the day, minimizing the amount of heat coming into the home from the sun
  • Use ceiling and other fans. Moving air feels cooler, and fans circulate cooled air throughout the house
  • If you’re using central air conditioning set the thermostat a few degrees higher and use the fan setting rather than auto
  • Cooking in the microwave and grilling out (after the sun goes down) means less heat in your kitchen
  • Spend some time in air conditioned places like the library, mall, and movie theater and the cooling centers, open from 11:30 – 10 p.m. June 17 -21 at the following locations:
    • Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
    • Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd.
    • Gunning Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16700 Puritas Ave.
    • Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6250 St. Clair Ave.
    • Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.
    • Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 15401 Miles Ave.

Residents are also encouraged to keep themselves hydrated with plenty of fluids, such as water and/or sports drinks and to keep an eye on senior citizens, children and people with health problems who may be more susceptible to heat stroke or exhaustion.