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Energy Saving Tips

Take control of your energy bills: conserving energy saves you money.

Natural Gas in America's most popular heating fuel. And thanks to efficiency gaines, the average American home uses 22% less natural gas than it did in 1980.

There's a lot you can do to manage your energy bills. Using energy wisely has always been the best way to control costs, so we've gathered some energy-saving tips from the Department of Energy to help you do everything you can to manage your energy use.
  • Replace your furnace filter every 30-60 days
  • Have your heating system checked annually
  • Adjust register openings, especially in seldom-used rooms
  • Use draperies, blinds or curtains to slow heat loss at windows
  • Turne down the thermostat even a few degrees saves energy
  • A programmable thermostat makes it easy to lower the temperature while you're away or sleeping.
  • Re-caulk windows and doorways to reduce air infiltration. Install weather-stripping along the bottom of doors, or place draft blockers in front of the door.
  • A humidifier can reduce energy because moist air feels warmer than dry air
  • Use ventilating fans sparingly in cold weather
  • Cover windows with plastic to keep out cold air.
  • Keep wood-burning fireplace dampers tightly closed until you prepare to light a fire.
  • Install storm windows and doors.
  • Convert your electric furnace to a high-efficiency natural gas heating system.
For more helpful energy-saving tips, click on the links below for detailed information.

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