Below please find some key energy saving tips that can save you money on your energy bill.
Clean or Replace Air Filters
Every 30 to 60 days during the heating season, clean or replace the filters in your heating system.
Do not place furniture in front of vents. Warm air coming out of the vents should have a free and unobstructed path.
Lower the Thermostat
Keep your thermostat at 65° to 68°. Older persons should set their thermostats at 68° or higher. Lower at night.
Dress for Comfort
Wear sweaters and layers of clothing in cold weather. Use extra blankets if necessary.
Storm windows create an insulating layer of air between panes of glass. If you have storm windows, be sure to keep them closed.
Weatherstrip and Caulk
Apply weatherstripping around doors and windows.
Use caulk to plug leaks around window and door frames, in foundation cracks, and where siding meets the chimney, foundation and roof.
Don't build a fire when the furnace is on. A roaring blaze can actually waste energy by drawing heated air up the chimney. If you do use the fireplace, turn the thermostat down. Close the chimney damper after the ashes are cold.
Don't keep ventilation fans running in the bath or kitchen, these fans vent valuable heated or cooled air. Turn them off when they have done their job.