Homeowner’s Guide to Winter Energy Savings
Posted by: Claire M | 10/26/2020 at 11:36 AM
Like you, your house needs to stay warm and cozy during the cold winter months. By taking a few simple steps, you can conserve energy and bundle up some savings on your winter bills.
- Lower Thermostat, Lower Bills. Lowering your thermostat by 7-10 degrees, eight hours a day can reduce your energy usage by up to 10% a year.
- Get Smart. Set your savings schedule when you install a programmable or smart thermostat that will help you conserve energy. Set it to automatically lower the temperature when you’re asleep or away to reduce energy usage.
- Check It Out. Have your furnace professionally serviced and replace all filters to make sure it’s functioning at peak efficiency.
- Seals of Approval. Seal air leaks with caulking or weather stripping. It’s a simple step that can have a big impact.
- Stop It. Use draft stoppers around windows and doors to take some of the strain off your heating system.
- Window Treatments. Cover your windows with removable plastic window insulation. You can remove it when more temperate weather returns, but it can make a big difference during cold weather.
It’s up to you to dress your home for a cozy winter, so we hope our recommendations come in handy. For more resources, visit our seasonal savings page on The Spark.
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