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Energy Smart Newsletter

December 2014

As the days get shorter, it’s time to think about preparing your home for cooler weather. Consider these energy-efficient ideas that may help you save on your utility bills and stay cozy all season.

Check Attic Insulation

 

Add insulation to your attic, including the door, which can be responsible for up to 15% of your home's heat transfer.
Caulk and Weather-Strip Windows

 

Seal drafts by caulking and weather-stripping all doors and windows. Lock your windows to make them tighter and draft resistant.
Programmable savings

 

A programmable thermostat is easy to set for optimal comfort and savings. Whether you’re trying to conserve warm or cool air, adjusting the thermostat by 10-15 degrees while you’re at work or asleep can save 10% annually on your bill.

tip 

 

Warm air rises, so reversing your ceiling fans to a clockwise rotation circulates that air back into the living space on chilly days, making the room warmer and cutting your utility costs as much as 10%!