Save money and energy this winter
By following a few simple tips and with the help of our rebates on energy saving improvements, you can take the bite out of winter energy bills.
Save up to 20% on monthly winter energy bills by lowering the furnace thermostat three to five degrees (health permitting). Save even more by turning the thermostat off when you’re not at home. For every 2 degrees you lower your thermostat, you can save approximately 5% of your heating costs.
Check your furnace filter monthly. Clean or replace it per the manufacturers’ recommendations.
Don’t block registers for supply or return air with furniture, plants or other objects.
Save up to $10 monthly by having home air ducts tested for leaks and sealed, if needed.
Wash full loads in the dishwasher - this actually uses less water and energy than washing them in the sink.
Choose the "energy saver" feature for the drying cycle, or let the dishes air dry.
Save up to 20% on monthly heating costs by installing adequate insulation.
Caulk and weather-strip around doors and windows to keep cool air out and warm air in.
Shut window coverings at night to help keep heat indoors.
Use a portable electric heater instead of your central furnace when spending most of your time in one room.
Consider occupancy sensors for indoor lighting and motion-activated security lights instead of dusk-to-dawn lights outdoors.
When replacing lights, choose efficient products, such as compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes.
Reduce pool filtering and automatic pool sweep time to a minimum, and schedule it for "off-peak" hours (before noon and after 6:00 p.m.). Check with your pool service technician to determine the minimum number of hours required.