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July 20, 2013

MEMA asks residents to conserve energy

FRAMINGHAM — As extremely hot temperatures continue through the weekend, the Massachusetts Emergency Management is asking all residents to conserve energy, when possible.

The agency has issued a list of several ways to conserve:

Turn off any unnecessary lights or appliances.

Put off running major appliances, such as dish washers, washing machines and clothes dryers until the evening hours.

Set thermostats between 74 and 78 degrees.

Shut off air conditioners when you leave your house.

If possible, use ceiling fans to circulate air.

Cook on your outside grill instead of your electric stove.

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