Temperatures in the Palisades are set to hover near and above 90 degrees over the next week, according to the National Weather Service, and a Heat Alert has been declared by Los Angeles County health officials.
Public officials are reminding residents to set air conditioners to 78 degrees to avoid another power outage.
Remember to keep hydrated, restrict time spent outside during peak times of the day, and keep children, the elderly and pets in mind.
LADWP recommends the following:
- Adjust air conditioning thermostats to 78 degrees to reduce energy usage during the hottest hours of the day, 11:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., when air conditioning systems have to work hardest to cool.
- Visit the local library, recreation center, mall, movie theater, or any other air conditioned gathering place to give your air conditioner a rest.
- Limit use of major appliances during peak hours of the day. Use washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and other heavy appliances during the early morning hours or after 6:00 p.m.
- Close window curtains, shades or blinds during the heat of the day to reduce the extra heat from direct sunlight through windows.
- Ventilate the home in the early morning and evening by opening windows and doors to clear out the heat and allow cooler air to circulate.
- Turn off lights and other electrical equipment when they are not in use. In the event of power outages, LADWP crews are ready to respond and restore power as quickly as possible.
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