Energy Saving Tips

  • Turn down your thermostat from 72 degrees to 68 degrees for 8 hours and you can save as much as 10% on energy costs. Every degree lowered can lower your bill approximately 3%.


  • Inspect ductwork for air leakage. If you do feel air leaking at joints, use silver metal duct tape to seal them. You could save up to 10% of your heating costs.


  • When you cozy up to a crackling fire on a cold winter day, you may be losing more heat than you are generating if your fireplace is not airtight.


  • Use appliances efficiently. Do only full loads when using your dishwasher and clothes washer. Use cold water as often as possible which can reduce energy use by 75%. Clean your clothes dryers lint trap after each use.


  • Winterize windows with weather stripping for all movable joints and caulk for non-moving parts.


  • Replace or clean furnace filters. Dirty filters restrict airflow & increase energy use. Now is also the time for a furnace system check. Keeping your furnace properly adjusted can reduce energy use, saving up to 5% of heating costs.


  • Reduce hot water temperature. Set your water heater to the "normal" setting or 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Savings can be up to 7-11% of water heating costs.


  • Open the curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow the sun to heat your home, but close them when the sun sets to keep heat in.