Did you know the peak energy time is around 6 p.m. in your community? It makes sense, since most people are at home and cooking dinner, doing laundry or watching TV at that time. But if you can avoid turning on electricity-guzzling appliances during this time, you'll help the environment a lot. Utility companies know about peak usage and will supplement supply by using old and inefficient sources called "peaker plants." These plants produce more carbon emissions, and the energy cost is more expensive to you. Choosing off times to run appliances can help a lot.
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