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Light Department Issues Heat Advisory Notice Today, Tuesday

Conserve while staying cool, advises Belmont's utility.

With Belmont in the middle of a heat wave, with temperatures soaring into the high 90s today, encourages customers to continue to conserve energy by rescheduling and reducing their electrical consumption whenever possible.

The Light Department will continue to do its part by monitoring, maintaining and transferring the load during times of peak consumption.

Residents can reduce consumption with simple measures such as turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, closing window shades or blinds, and shutting down electronics that are not in use. Rescheduling operation of appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and pool filters to later in the evening or early in the morning can help prevent electrical outages.

The department also wants customers to protect appliances and electronics from voltage instability caused by momentary power fluctuations or outages. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, surge protectors, and surge suppressors will best protect this equipment. These protection devices can be purchased locally.

For more energy savings tips and weather related updates, please visit the Belmont Municipal Light Department web site or call 617-993-2800.

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