Plattsburgh Municipal Lighting Department
Plattsburgh Municipal Lighting Department is composed of 30 employees. Currently PMLD is working on a $14 million project installing substations that will improve efficiency in the City’s electrical system.
Aside from major projects, PMLD keeps busy by fixing power outages, repairing old lines, removing fallen trees, updating electrical sources in order to be more power efficient etc.
Suggested Tips on Saving Heat Energy during the Winter Season
- Remove and store your window air conditioner unit. These are conduits for cold air and will allow your warmed air to escape outside.
- Check your home for air leaks. Common sources of air leaks include cracks around doors and windows; gaps along baseboards; mail chutes and pet doors; cracks in brick, siding or foundation; and where external lines (phone, cable, etc.) enter your home.
- Prevent heat loss by sealing air leaks around windows and door frames with caulk and weather stripping. Use foam or plastic gaskets to insulate drafty electrical outlets along exterior walls.
- A temporary measure to stop drafts and heat loss is to roll a towel and place it against bottom of the door.
- Close off rooms that you don’t use very often. That way the warm air will stay where you need it most.
- You can save on energy by lowering your thermostat, for example, to 68 degrees versus maintain 75 degrees in your home or business. Programmable thermostats can be used to adjust temperature settings up to several times per day according to a present schedule.
- Set your thermostat to the lowest possible comfort setting. At night, put an extra blanket or down comforter on the bed and turn down your thermostat 5 degrees or more.
- Set your thermostat back 5-10 degrees when leaving your home or business for an extended period of time. Overall, however, keep the temperature fairly constant. Frequent changes will use more energy.
- When entertaining in your home, turn the thermostat down a degree or two before your guests arrive. The additional body heat from your guests will make up the difference.
- The location of a thermostat can sometimes determine how well it will function. The thermostat should never be located on an exterior wall, where it could be affected by hot or cold outdoor temperatures.
- Open drapes & shades during the day to let in the light and warmth of the sun. Close them at night to keep out the cold.
- Don’t block electric baseboard heaters, radiators or heat registers, move furniture to allow heat to flow freely from these heating sources.
- Turn off kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans when you are done. In one hour, these fans can pull a house full of warm air right out of your home.
- If you have a ceiling fan, make sure to reverse the motor in order to disperse the warm air collecting near the ceiling.
In case of an Emergency please call 518-563-2200!
Billing and Customer Service call 518-563-7704
Office Hours & Location:
6 Miller Street
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bill Treacy, Manager