Winter Cost Saving Tips
When it comes to wasting energy, the cold winter months can cost you the most. Poor insulation alone can contribute up to a 30 percent loss in heat. What can you do to avoid the waste?
- Install weather stripping to eliminate spaces between a door and frame. A tiny 1/16" space is equivalent to leaving a window open three inches.
- Turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees or lower. Each degree above 68 can increase your home heating bill by as much as 3 percent.
- Open blinds and curtains during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home.
- Seal cracks with caulk and install outlet seals. Any air infiltration is more that you have to heat in the cold months.
- Change furnace filters often to improve the efficiency of your unit. A clean filter is the least expensive item you can change to keep your system at full capacity.
- Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands.
- Use light-emitting diode — or "LED" — holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays.
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