How does Load Management Work?

A small device is connected to your air conditioner, electric heat strips and/or water heater.  This device allows us to safely cycle your water heaters, heat strips and air conditioners off and on for brief periods during peak usage days (typically last two to three hours)- but only when absolutely necessary.
  • Central Air Conditioner 25% Control - The compressor is cycled off for approximately 7.5 minutes every half hour.  The circulating fan continues to run and comfort level changes are usually undetectable.
  • Central Air Conditioner 50% Control - The compressor is cycled off for approximately 15 minutes every half hour.  The circulating fan continues to run and comfort level changes are possible during extreme heat. 
  • Central Air Conditioner 100% Control - The compressor is off for the entire load management period.  Fans will continue to operate but air will not be cooled.  Homes may become warm. 
  • Electric Water Heater Control - Water heaters are cycled of during load management periods.  Controlling water heaters will not affect the amount of hot water available.  
  • Electric Heat Strip Control - Heat strips are controlled during the winter load management periods (January-April).  Compressors continue to provide heat.