Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Electric Savings Tips

  • Keep your thermostat at or below 68 degrees. If you are cold, put on a sweater or sweatshirt.  Remember, you are saving up to 5% on your electric bill for every degree of temperature change.
  • On sunny winter days, open your curtains, drapes, and blinds to let the sunshine in to warm up your house.
  • Put clear plastic over some of your windows.  This will work like insulation and prevent cold air from getting in your house.
  • Make sure windows and doors close well so they do not let any cold air in.
  • Repair any broken or cracked window glass.
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure you have a tight-fitting damper and keep it closed when you are not using the fireplace.