Did you know there are simple ways to lower your energy bill? Check out these quick and easy energy-saving tips to help lower your bill while staying warm and comfortable.
- Keep your furnace clean:
Check furnace filters monthly and replace them every 3 – 4 months. A dirty air filter can increase energy costs and cause problems with your equipment.
- Power off:
Turn off lights, computers, TVs, gaming consoles and other electronic devices when not in use. Use a smart power strip to make powering off easier with the push of one button.
- Don’t get burned by hot water:
Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, if possible. You’ll save on energy and avoid scalding your hands and body.
- Wash with cold water:
Using warm water instead of hot can cut a load’s energy use in half; using cold water will save even more. Bonus – cold water helps your clothes last longer.
- Stop the breeze:
Caulk and weatherstrip around drafty doors and windows. Use a door sweep, door sock or towel at the bottom of doors with a gap.
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