The 2020 SmartHours season began Monday, June 1, 2020. Customers began receiving daily price notifications via email, phone or text on Sunday, May 31.
To be successful and see the most savings with SmartHours, shift as much of your usage as you can to the hours outside of 2-7 p.m., M-F, during summer months, particularly on high and critical price days. As a SmartHours customer, you pay only 5¢ per kilowatt hour during the 19 off-peak hours each weekday and all 48 weekend hours. That’s nearly HALF-PRICE for your electricity! So take advantage of that 5¢ electricity by following these tips:
Pre-cool your home or business
Program your thermostat to start cooling around 11 a.m., maybe 4 degrees cooler than it’s normally set, then bump up the thermostat at 2 p.m. This can help you remain comfortable well past 6 in the evening. And by 7 p.m., off-peak rates start again! Since cooling is 20% of your summer energy costs, it’s the simplest way to save. So get to know your thermostat and double-check your summer settings now.
You’ve pre-cooled, but is it warming up? Turn on fans before touching the thermostat and you’ll stay comfortable longer.
Other tips on ways to save
Schedule the laundry, dishes, vacuuming and more for off-peak hours or the weekend. Run pool and spa pumps at night, without affecting water quality.
Wait to charge forklifts or stock any refrigerators or freezers during off-peak hours.
Shut off unused lights and computers at the end of the day.
Want to change the way you receive price notifications?
If you'd like to adjust your SmartHours notification preferences, please visit oge.com/alerts.
Please contact the SmartHours call center at 877-898-3834 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F, with any other questions.
Thanks very much for your participation in the SmartHours program!
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