Customers can take several steps to reduce electricity demand and lower bills, according to Oklahoma utilities:
Raise air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees, or the highest comfortable temperature.
Use fans, which can help make a room feel 5 degrees to 6 degrees cooler.
Keep blinds and drapes closed, especially along south and west-facing walls.
Refrain from using large appliances such as ovens, clothes dryers, etc. during the hottest part of the day.
Heat up food with a microwave if possible.
Turn off or unplug any unnecessary electric equipment.
Ensure attics are adequately insulated.