We want to help you manage your energy costs. Instead of reaching for the thermostat when it is bitterly cold outside, take a conservative approach to staying warm and keeping costs down. The following winter energy savings tips will help you save money and energy.
- Open drapes, blinds and curtains during the day to allow the sunlight to enter and warm your home. Close them at night to prevent the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- Weatherize your home – caulk and weather strip doors and windows that may leak air.
If using a space heater, make sure it meets the latest safety standards and carries the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) label. Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can catch fire, such as drapes, bed linens and furniture.