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Winter 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° 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.
  • Change furnace filters often to improve the efficiency of your unit.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the temperature at night or when you’re away from your home.

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