UNDATED - The heatwave we're in will have your air conditioner working overtime over the next several days. Xcel Energy has some advice to help you find relief, without breaking the bank.

  • They recommend you turn off all unnecessary lights.
  • Run washing machines, dishwashers, and clothes dryers after the heat of the day.
  • Change all air filters.
  • Use fans, ceiling fans can help keep your home cool.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • And, raise the thermostat setting from 72 to 78 degrees.