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10 Tips To Avoid High Winter Bills


September might seem too early to begin thinking about saving money on winter electric bills, but implementing these 10 tips can help you prepare for the colder months ahead.
  1. Seal air leaks and add insulation to prevent heated air from escaping and cold air from entering your home.
  2. Reduce wasted heat by installing a programmable thermostat.
  3. Turn off lights when not in use.
  4. Lower your water heater temperature to the recommended 120-degree setting.
  5. Unplug electronics like kitchen appliances and TVs when not in use.
  6. Close blinds and curtains at night to help keep cold, drafty air out.
  7. Open blinds and curtains during the day to allow the sun’s rays to warm your home.
  8. Use power strips for multiple appliances and turn off the strip when those appliances are not in use.
  9. Wash clothes in cold water with a cold-water laundry detergent to maximize cleaning efficiency.
  10. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LEDs to improve efficiency by at least 75%.

Posted: 9/4/2020 11:00:00 AM
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