5 Tips to Save Energy During the Winter Months
- Set your thermostat to 68 degrees, if you feel chilly, turn the temperature ONE degree at a time. This saves energy and saves you from costly electric bills.
- Change your air filters. Dirty filters restrict airflow and make your furnace work harder.
- Cold air is naturally drier, which is why you will notice more static shock, dry skin, and chapped lips. Running a humidifier allows you to comfortably set the thermostat no higher than 68 degrees.
- Zoning your house allows you to control the temperature in individual areas of your home with multiple thermostats. This lets you keep your bedroom cooler than the rest of your house.
- Seal up any air leaks- To help maintain the proper indoor temperature this winter, it is important to seal up any and all air leaks that allow the cold outdoor air in.