The 2019 SmartHours on-peak prices begin Monday, June 3. As a SmartHours customer, you are paying nearly half price for your electricity 19 hours each summer weekday and all 48 weekend hours. So when you can, shift your energy usage out of peak hours (2-7 p.m.). Here are the best techniques for doing that:
Pre-cool your Home or Business
Before peak hours begin at 2 p.m., chill your home or business using nearly half-price electricity, and you will stay more comfortable during peak hours. We recommend pre-cooling by 4° beginning at 11 a.m., but you always control your comfort and savings.
You’ve pre-cooled, but is it warming up? Turn on ceiling and floor fans to help circulate air before touching the thermostat and you’ll stay comfortable longer.
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. When it comes to your business, wait to charge forklifts or stock any refrigerators or freezers during off-peak hours and be sure to shut off unused lights and computers at the end of the day.
Save Big on High and Critical Price Days!
These are huge savings opportunities. During rare times of high demand, a critical event might be called, with notices sent at least 2 hours ahead. So look for them, then shift as much energy usage as you can out of peak hours during these days. Don’t hurry home on High and Critical price days. Run errands, go to a movie, enjoy a stroll through your favorite mall – there are many ways to save.
We hope these suggestions help you benefit from the SmartHours program.
All About the Thermostat
Cooling your home is 20% of your summer energy costs. So get to know your thermostat and double-check your summer settings now. Get tips for staying comfortable by pre-cooling – and cut your bills.
Changing your Price Notifications
If you'd like to adjust your SmartHours notification preferences, please contact the OG&E SmartHours call center at 877-898-3834 (M - F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or you can visit oge.com/alerts.
Please contact us at 877-898-3834 with any other questions you have. Thanks very much for your participation in the SmartHours program!
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