Hot temperatures across the state have people cranking up the A/C and the electric reliability council issuing an advisory. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT has issued an advisory asking consumers to conserve energy between three and seven this afternoon. Last year the state experienced rolling black outs when power grids were overloaded due to extremely hot temperatures. So far there are no threats of black outs but ERCOT is asking consumers and businesses to conserve. Easy ways to conserve include shutting off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances between those hours and delaying doing laundry or using a dishwasher until later in the evening. ERCOT also says when at home close drapes and blinds and set the air conditioner to 78 or higher to help conserve energy. When away from the house it's suggested that thermostats be set to 85 degrees and turn all fans off.