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Baby, it's cold outside...
Remember these energy tips to keep warm and lower your electric bill this winter.
- Install a programmable thermostat and program it to 68° while you are home and lower when you will be away from your home or business.
- Open shades and drapes during the day to let the sun in and close them at night to keep your home warmer.
- Wear multiple layers to keep warm.
- Place extra blankets on your beds so you can lower the heat while you sleep. Program the thermostat to raise to 68° a half hour before you wake.
- Use space heaters with caution. Make sure the heater is far away from blankets and drapes that could catch fire.
- Close the fireplace damper when not in use.
- Wash and dry clothes during the day. The dryer takes in your warm air, uses it to dry clothes and dumps it outside your home. This makes the heater work harder to keep your house at a steady temperature.
When it is cold outside, we use more electricity and that will cause your next electric bill to increase. Little changes you make today to use less kilowatt-hours will help you manage your energy costs. For more information, download 101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money.