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Energy Smart Newsletter

October 2014

As the days get shorter and cooler weather approaches, consider these energy-efficient tips for help on lowering your utility bills and staying cozy all season.

Seal Your Windows and Doors

 

Weatherize your home by caulking and adding weather-stripping around all doors and windows. Lock your windows to make them tighter and draft resistant.
Pull Out a Dollar Bill

 

Check for space that allows air to escape around a door or window by closing it on a dollar bill. If you can pull the bill out without dragging, you're losing energy.
Check Your Hot Water Heater

 

Did you know that if you never run out of hot water, your hot water thermostat is probably set too high? Set it between 110-120 degrees for maximum efficiency.

tip 

 

For every degree you lower the thermostat, you'll cut between
1-3% off your heating bill. A programmable thermostat can help
the average household save $180 a year.