PSE&G Prepared for Hot Weather, Gives Power Saving Tips

Posted on July 6, 2016

With temperatures expected to be in the 90s this week, PSE&G is monitoring weather conditions and has additional personnel on hand to handle any power interruptions as a result of the high temperatures. Our call centers also have extra personnel on duty to speak with customers, and additional appliance service technicians are scheduled to assist with central air conditioner repairs.

We prepare for summer all year long by replacing and reinforcing electric circuits and other equipment, using helicopters to inspect our high-voltage transmission lines, and conducting employee training and summer readiness drills. Although we expect to have no problem delivering the additional power our customers will need to stay cool, we are keeping a close eye on the weather and will have the personnel on hand to respond to any outages.

To report power outages or downed wires, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). You can also report outages online by logging into My Account at pseg.com. To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts. Our mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.

If experiencing difficulties with central air conditioning units or other appliances, PSE&G customers can schedule a WorryFree** repair service appointment online by logging in to My Account, or calling 1-800-436-PSEG.

Here are a few easy and inexpensive ways you can save energy and money:

  • Turn off everything you’re not using: lights, computers, etc. Use dimmers, timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  • Close blinds and shades facing the sun to keep the sun’s heat out and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
  • Close doors leading to uncooled areas. With central air, close off vents to unused rooms.

Consider setting air conditioners to 78 degrees.

Source: PSE&G