Energy Conservation Tips for Cold Weather

  • A burst pipe can waste thousands of gallons of water. One way to help prevent frozen pipes when temperatures dip dramatically is by opening cabinet doors in your kitchen and bathroom so warm air can circulate around the plumbing.
  • Icicles hanging from your roof could hint that warm air is escaping into your attic and wasting energy. This warm air melts the snow on your roof, which refreezes when it reaches the roof overhang. To avoid ice dams and save energy on heating, seal air leaks and add insulation to your attic.
  • Place your hands around doors leading out of the house. If you feel cold air seeping in, install weatherstripping to stop the chill and avoid wasting money on heating.
  • Wipe away dust and dirt from your warm-air registers or baseboard heaters. This simple chore will help heat your home more efficiently.