Hot Weather Rule Begins

Published 06/01 2014 05:55PM

Updated 06/01 2014 10:54PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) June brings the beginning of the Hot Weather Rule to Missouri and Kansas.

Participating utility providers may not disconnect service when temperatures are forecast above 95 degrees or heat index is over 105.

The rule runs June 1 through Sept. 30. Customers will still be charged for energy used during the suspended disconnection period.

KCP&L is also offering some tips for its customers to keep cool and bring cooling costs down.

-Find a cool, public place like a library to shelter should air conditioning go out or if you're without.
-Home temperatures can be decreased by closing shades, blinds, drapes and curtains.
-Ceiling and portable fans can help circulate air.
-Air conditioners should be clean and free from debris. Also make sure the filter is clean and change when necessary.
-Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity when temperatures peak. Also, wear loose fitting, lightweight, natural fiber clothing.

More tips can be found by clicking here.

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