Sizzling heat pushes energy use to record high

The sweltering temperatures have many Bronx residents cranking their air conditioners up to full blast, but officials are urging people to conserve whenever possible.Con Ed

THE BRONX - The sweltering temperatures have many Bronx residents cranking their air conditioners up to full blast, but officials are urging people to conserve whenever possible.

Con Ed energy officials say energy use hit an all-time high yesterday at 13,170 megawatts. They're hoping to avoid outages by urging residents to be conservative whenever possible.

A few hundred residents were dealing with the heat without electricity due to outages in Co-cp City and Edgewater Park.

City emergency management officials say residents should switch off air conditioners when leaving their homes. They recommend leaving them set on 78 degrees to maintain a comfortable temperature without wasting too much power.News 12 Weather CenterCon-Edison Information

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