Local Agencies Partner Up to Help the people of Guam Beat the Heat

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Two agencies have teamed up to help the people of Guam beat the heat.

As a consequence of the sun being out – many island residents are blasting their Air-conditioners to cool off – which in turn raised the people’s power bills.

Fortunately, there are different methods ratepayers can do to reduce their usage and their monthly bills during this hot season.

PNC’s Althea Engman has the power report.

In an interview with NewsTalk K57’s Patti Arroyo – Brandon Aydlett from the National Weather Service talks about the “Beat the Heat” a partnership between NWS and Guam Power Authority…

According to both GPA and Brandon, the team is to help explain why Guam is so Maipe and to also share helpful tips to save money on people’s power bills this summer and fall.

During the summer months, the sun is directly over the Marianas when the earth rotates around the sun compared to the winter season when it’s in the southern hemisphere.

With the sun blaring, most people want to blast their Air Conditioning units but in doing so bills will go up, especially with the implementation of the LEAC, which is the cost of the fuel GPA uses to generate energy.

And according to GPA, the LEAC is why your monthly power bill has increased even if your energy consumption has not.

Now, Landon Aydlett and GPA would like to share a few tips for the people of Guam to reduce the heat and reduce those power bills.

Landon Aydlett, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service said, “How do we beat the heat and lower your power bills while taking simples steps such as drawing your shades and your curtains closed, or by shutting your typhoon shutters on the sideward side facing side of the house or by power washing and painting the rooftop white to help reflect the sunlight away from the concrete and the house.”

In a social media post posted by the Guam Power Authority, it said, “Guam is hot but here are some low or no cost things you can do to reduce your, energy usage and save on your monthly electric bill open the window to let Guam’s trade winds cool your home use a fan instead of air conditioning set the temperature on split ac units or the thermostat in your home to a minimum of 75 degrees and remember to turn the ac off when you leave the room or home reduce power usage and enjoy the savings Visit guanpowerauthority.com to learn more about energy conservation and GPA’s energy sense rebate program energy sense means energy efficiency.”

When you visit the Guam Power Authority Energy Sense website you will find energy savings tips for things around the house such as your laundry, ovens, showers, the fridge, roof, and more.

Moreover, their Facebook and Instagram pages also hold a wide range of information for tips on how to save and smart energy consumption.

Reporting for PNC News
I’m Althea Engman