As North Texas experiences record high temperatures, the city of Denton is asking its energy customers to conserve energy and ease the demand on the electrical grid.
Extreme heat is in the forecast for the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the next several days. As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures between 106-108 degrees every day between Thursday and Monday. Those temperatures would reach or surpass current record high temperatures for those dates.
Record temperatures outside puts stress on your air conditioner and the electrical grid, according to the city of Denton. During this record heat wave, the city expects a high demand for energy every day between 2-6 p.m., and the city needs your help.
“By simply closing your curtains or blinds, turning off unnecessary lights, and powering off electronics that you aren’t using, you can help conserve energy,” the city said in a Facebook post. “This will save you money on energy bills and help ease the demand on the electrical grid.”
The city of Denton has also established many “cooling stations” around the city to provide water and shelter for people who need to escape the heat. For more information about the location and times that these cooling stations are open, click here.