Money-saving tips to combat the cold
WHEN colder temperatures settle in, follow these simple energyefficiency tips to save all winter long:
•If you have central heating and cooling, reduce your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home, if you aren’t turning it off completely.
•Operate ceiling fans in a clock-wise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.
•One of the easiest things customers can do to support heating efficiency is to change air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a heating system work harder, which uses more energy •Have your heating ventilation and air conditioning system checked more regularly by a qualified energy. heating and air conditioning contractor to maintain efficiency and peak performance.
• Leave curtains of blinds open during sunny winter days to allow the sun’s rays to warm the house, but close them at night to help insulate your home.
• Replace standard bulbs with compact fluorescent light ( CFL) bulbs or light emitting diodes (LED). CFLs and LEDs are more efficient than regular bulbs, while giving off the same amount of light.
COSY: Being practical about the temperature of your home can help you save money on heating bills this winter.