PHOENIX - During the hot summer months here in Phoenix you always want to try to get your housework and chores done before the heat of the day. I'm talking specifically about washing clothes and using electricity in your house.

According to the electric company, you should avoid electrical use during the peak time of day -- between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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This is period when people are using the most electricity as a result of running their air conditioner.

Your best bet is to try to get all of your ironing and washing done before 9 a.m. or wait until the evening. I actually try to wait until the weekends and this also works.

If you do wash your clothes during the peak hours, you can expect to get a hefty electric bill.