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Positive Energy Solutions for High Temperatures: Conservation Tips from TCLP

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Contact: Hannah Duell, Communications Specialist, (231) 932-4544,

Traverse City, MI – During times of high temperatures, Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) is committed to helping our community stay cool while conserving energy. Our mission is to be your trusted partner in delivering innovative, affordable, reliable, and environmentally sustainable energy solutions. Here are some practical tips to help manage energy use during this period, all powered by positive energy.

Smart Energy-Saving Tips for All Customers:

  1. Adjust Thermostats: Aim to set your thermostat around 10-15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature for optimal efficiency.
  2. Leverage Fans: Use ceiling and portable fans to enhance comfort, allowing you to raise the thermostat setting by about 4°F without sacrificing coolness.
  3. Block Out the Sun: Keep blinds or shades closed during peak sunlight hours to reduce indoor heat.
  4. Schedule Appliance Use: Operate large appliances like ovens, washers, and dryers during early morning or late evening when it’s cooler.
  5. Unplug to Save: Disconnect electronic devices when not in use to prevent energy waste.

Residential Energy-Saving Innovations:

  • Heat Pumps: Consider using energy-efficient heat pumps for both cooling and heating needs.
  • Mini-Splits: Install mini-split systems to cool specific areas, reducing overall energy use.

Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Enhancements:

  • Optimize HVAC Systems: Ensure regular maintenance and optimization of HVAC systems for peak performance.
  • Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Systems: Transition to advanced HVAC systems, including heat pumps and mini-splits, to enhance energy savings.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting: Use LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and heat output.
  • Shift Operations: Schedule energy-intensive processes during off-peak hours to minimize energy demand.
  • Seal and Insulate: Properly insulate and seal buildings to keep cool air in and hot air out.

At TCLP, we believe in the power of positive energy. By working together, we can conserve energy, stay comfortable, and support a sustainable future for our community.

About Traverse City Light & Power

Serving the community since 1912, Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) is a municipally owned utility serving Traverse City and its surrounding areas. Dedicated to reliability, sustainability, and innovation, TCLP provides energy and telecommunication services designed to meet the changing needs of its community. For more information, visit