Stay Warm. Save Money.

Energy Saving Tips

  • Set thermostat to 68 in the winter. Each degree above 68 will increase heating cost by 3%.
  • For homes with heat pumps, adjust your thermostat no more than two degrees at a time to prevent unneeded use of backup strip heating.
  • Change air filters monthly.
  • Keep all air vents and returns open for adequate air flow.
  • Keep outside air unit clean and free of debris.
  • Schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system.
  • Have your ductwork inspected and repair any leaks.
  • Reduce cold-air drafts by caulking around windows and doors.
  • Insulate your outlets.
  • Make sure your dryer vent seals tightly when not in use.
  • Turn off your water heater if you’re going to be out of town for an extended period of time.
  • Set water heater temperature to 120⁰.
  • Install glass doors on your fireplace and keep the damper closed when the fireplace is not in use.
  • Use kitchen/bath fans sparingly.
  • Turn ceiling fans on clockwise to push warm air down from high ceilings in the winter.
  • Keep garage doors closed and consider installing insulated doors.
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs and save up to 75% over incandescent bulbs.
  • Keep curtains open on the south side of the house and closed on the north side of the house during the day to help keep warm.