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.
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