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DC area residents asked to conserve energy

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WASHINGTON - With the frigid, record-breaking temperatures in the D.C. region, PEPCO, PJM and PSC are urging their customers to conserve energy as a result of the extremely high demand they have seen since freezing temperatures set in.

Here are some ways to help conserve electricity:

-Set thermostats lower than usual, if health permits.

-Turn off electric lights and appliances that you do no need or are not using.

-Gather in a central room where you have alternative heat.

-At night, cover windows with drapes or blankets to minimize heat loss. During the day, open blinds to let sun warm the space.

Officials with these companies say taking these steps will help ensure adequate power supplies during times of peak demand.
For more information check with your electricity provider.
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