REwatch: No need to cook tonight!

2014-06-21T08:00:00Z REwatch: No need to cook tonight!Michelle Krueger Times Columnist
June 21, 2014 8:00 am  • 

Hometown Festival continues in downtown Crown Point with “Taste of the Region” featuring a great selection of fresh meals and delicious treats plus a diverse group of “Arts & Crafts” booths to stroll through and see what’s new. There’s also a beer tent and musical entertainment scheduled through 10:30pm.

Brought to you by Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Food & Arts Festival Presenting Sponsor is NIPSCO.

Committed to supporting and enhancing the quality of life through community partnerships, volunteering, charitable giving and economic development throughout northern Indiana, NIPSCO is also dedicated to helping customers become more energy efficient, protecting the local environment by conserving natural resources at the same time.

One of NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs is offered during the summer months, with participants receiving a $10 credit each month, June through September.

The “Air Conditioner Cycling Program” is an optional program that helps NIPSCO meet electric demand during high usage days. When you enroll, a smart switch will be installed near your air conditioner on the outside of your home. This switch allows NIPSCO to cycle the AC on and off, so it uses less power when electric demand is highest.

According to NIPSCO, your AC will be safely cycled for brief intervals during times of peak demand (no more than 6 hours) typically between noon and 7 p.m. Cycling will not occur on weekends. Your fan stays on to circulate already cooled air to keep your home comfortable.

You can learn more online at

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