SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Delmarva Power is asking customers in Delaware and Maryland to conserve energy as high temperatures are expected to push into the upper 90s in some areas.

The company issued a notice late Monday calling for customers to conserve power Tuesday. It will be a “peak savings day” for customers in Delaware. That means they will receive credits for saving power between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Delmarva is asking all customers to save electricity by setting thermostats at 78 degrees, keeping window shades closed and by postponing use of high-energy appliances such as electric stoves, washing machines and dryers.

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For customers who participate in Delmarva Power’s Energy Wise Rewards program, the utility will cycle their air conditioners off and on for short intervals between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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