Friday, November 4, 2011

Save Money On Your Energy Bill

Use these tips to save energy (and money), while staying warm:

  • Have your gas furnace inspected at least once a year by your utility or licensed heating contractor. Some utilities offer this service for FREE.

  • Replace or clean the furnace filter monthly or as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Keep your thermostat at 68 degrees during the day and 55 or lower at night.

  • If you need to heat a small area, consider using a portable space heater instead of your central furnace. Don't forget to unplug it when you leave the room or go to sleep.

  • Insulate properly, caulk where needed, weatherstrip.

  • Close window coverings at night to help keep heat indoors and open them during the day so the sun can warm your house.