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.