Winter Savings Tips
Caulk and Seal all openings into the house, especially around doors and windows.
Raise window shading or keep curtains open
during the day to let sunlight in.
Install a programmable thermostat.
(and program it properly). Set temperature to 68 degrees in the winter.
Change out your light bulbs.
to CFL’s or LED’s.
Add more or better quality insulation to your attic.
Make sure your heating system is operating efficiently.
Replace filters once a month or as needed.
Make sure all ductwork is sealed properly
and not leaking air into your attic or crawl space.
Turn down the temperature.
of your water heater to the warm setting. (120 deg. F)
Shorten your showers.
Simply reducing the lingering time by a few minutes can save hundreds of gallon of hot water per month for a family of four. Showers account for 2/3 of your water heating cost.
Install low flow shower heads and aerators.
These can drastically cut the cost of heating hot water.
Use appliances efficiently.
Do only full loads when using your dishwasher and washer. Use cold water.
Be sure and clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap after each use.
Turn off lights.
in unoccupied rooms. Unplug that spare refrigerator in the garage if you don’t really need it. Turn off TV’s if no one is watching them.
Unplug electronics that continue to use electricity even when they are switched “off”.