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Sun Due to high temperatures in NYC, cooling centers will be open between Sunday, July 14th and Thursday, July 18th. Please call ahead to confirm hours.
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NEW YORK – As the high heat continues today, Con Edison urges all customers to use electricity wisely while crews work around the clock to keep the power flowing to nine million New Yorkers. Click here to see a crew at work in Manhattan:

Weather forecasters expect the heat wave to continue into the weekend, with Thursday and Friday becoming hotter and stickier.

Energy usage could approach all-time records, and Con Edison urges customers to conserve electricity as best as possible. The all-time peak electricity usage in Con Edison’s service area was 13,189 megawatts (MW) set on July 22, 2011 at 4 p.m.

Here are some energy and money-saving tips:

  • If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Just make sure to turn it off when you leave the room.
  • Be sure to moderate the thermostat on your air-conditioner; every degree lower raises cooling costs six percent.
  • Placing lamps or TV sets near a room air-conditioning thermostat can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary because the thermostat senses heat from the appliances. Set them apart and save energy.
  • Check your lighting. Compact fluorescent lights provide more light than heat rather than old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, which produce more heat.
  • Cooking? Use a microwave or toaster oven rather than a stove, which will heat up your apartment or home.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633)When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.

Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Also, download our new free iPhone and Android app, My conEdison, to report and check the status of a power problem, and view our interactive online outage map.

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