Alliant Energy to Cycle Appliances
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Alliant Energy is initiating another appliance cycling to cut energy usage in Iowa.
The company says its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Co., on Thursday began cycling air conditioners and electric water heaters for customers who voluntarily agreed to participate in an energy savings program
The program is used when sustained high temperatures result in peak demand of electricity.
The utility remotely cycles central air conditioners off and on every 15 minutes. The furnace fan will continue to circulate the cooler, drier air already in the house. A similar program is for electric water heaters, which is also included in Thursday's cycling.
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