Thursday, November 11, 2010

Winter energy Savers

Winter is on it's way! And we all know what that means. It means we are using the heater. Which can be expensive. So here are some easy tips to help save energy and money!

1) During the winter, keep your blinds and curtains open on the south side of the housse all day so that the sunshine can come in. This will help keep it warmer and cause for less use of the heater.

2)Set your thermostat as low as comfortable when you are home.

3)Leave your thermostat low when no one is home. Not too low, but from 65-72 degrees, and it will cut your bill by 10%

4)Weatherize your home caulk and weatherstrip any doors that leak air. This will keep the warm air in and cold air out!

5)Properly maintain and clean heating equipment.

6)Replace furnace filters regularly.

7)Check the insulation in your attic, ceilings, exterior and basement walls, floors, and crawl spaces to make sure they meet the levels recommended for your area.

If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to save money and energy, and stay warm this winter!!!

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