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Energy Efficient Home Heating Tips!

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This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter.

SEAL ALL DRAFTS
Silicone caulk or foam sealants work in non-movable areas such as window frames. For movable sources such as windows and doors use weather stripping.

HANG INSULATING CURTAINS OVER WINDOWS
Heavy curtains add an extra barrier to cold especially if you don’t have double-paned windows.

REVERSE YOUR CEILING FANS   ceilingfandirection
By reversing your fans blades to rotate clockwise you draw down the risen heat from the ceiling and prevent it from dissipating through the roof or walls.

 

 

PERFORM REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON YOUR HEATING SYSTEM Tim
Find out what maintenance is required to keep your heating system operating efficiently and always change your filters regularly.

 

 

 

 

 

INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT      programmablethermostat-300x200
Using a programmable thermostat to turn the heat lower while you sleep or work can decrease your consumption up to 25 %.

 

 

 

 

DRESS FOR THE SEASON
Dress in warm layers, wear wool socks and sweaters. Try flannel pajamas and turn that thermostat lower.

 

 

USE EXTRA BLANKETS  blankets
Use down comforters on beds & wool blankets on couches to stay warm.

 

 

 

 

 

Did we leave anything off the list? Tell us your ideas for saving money during the winter.

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