Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
news and press release archive previous article | next article
media contact
Annie DeGraw
602-250-4370
 
24 hour media
hotline
602-250-2277
for members of the news media only.
​​​april 21, 2017
​aps offers tips ahead of first 100 degree day
​company provides five tips to help customers get ready for the heat
PHOENIX – Even for long-time desert dwellers, the Arizona summer heat can seem to sneak up suddenly. This weekend, temperatures are predicted to possibly reach 100 degrees, marking the first triple digit temperature of the year. From our proactive alerts to energy savings and safety tips, APS has information to help customers enjoy a cool and safe season. 

Take advantage of all APS offers with the following tips:

  1. Sign up for notifications – APS offers proactive alerts which give customers timely information – via text or email – on all things related to outages, usage and billing. These alerts can help customers manage their energy costs and notify them if their home experiences a power outage. Customers can sign up for alerts at aps.com/alerts.​
  2. ​Make sure your AC is in top condition – APS recommends performing an advanced AC tune-up once every six years. In the Phoenix area, the ideal time is in April and May when temperatures are above 75 degrees. If a customer uses a participating contractor, APS offers a $95 incentive per system. For a list of participating contractors, visit aps.com/tuneup.
  3. Save energy and money – Customers can learn their energy savings potential by taking advantage of the Energy Analyzer survey on aps.com and receive customized tips. To receive the most benefit, APS recommends getting a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Checkup – for just $99 (a $400 value). A specially trained contractor can diagnose a home and identify energy saving upgrades. For more ways to save, visit aps.com/options.  To ensure savings on cooling costs remember “It’s as easy as 1-2-3.” For every 1 degree AC units are turned up, customers can save 2 to 3 percent on their cooling costs monthly.
  4. Get ready for monsoon season – Customers should create an emergency supply kit that contains non-perishable food items, water, a first-aid kit, a battery-operated radio, flashlights, extra batteries and any necessary medication. They can also download the APS mobile app beforehand to view APS’s outage map, report an outage and more. During a storm, stay a safe distance from structures and power poles. Always assume that downed power lines are energized, and remain a safe distance away (50+ feet). More info? Visit aps.com/safety.
  5. Prepare for wildfire season – APS crews clear vegetation around wooden utility poles, minimizing wildfire danger and preventing power loss. Customers can help by pruning bushes and shrubs and removing tall, dry grasses from surrounding property. ​

APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is nearly 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, and owns and operates the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the country’s top power producer and largest producer of carbon-free energy. The company is also a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).​