If you’d like to cut your energy expenses and contribute to reducing environmental emissions, check out these six no-cost and low-cost tips and prepare to save:
1. Consider using programmable thermostats or time clocks that regulate temperature, setting them at comfortable temperatures while awake and only lowering them when you sleep or are out of the house.
2. Use the sun to your advantage and naturally heat your home throughout the day by keeping curtains that face the sun open.
3. Cover the inside of your window frames with clear plastic sheets to keep the heat from escaping your home or install insulated shades/drapes.
4. Use a portable space heater to warm up the rooms you spend the most time in, if possible.
5. If you have a fireplace, ensure the damper is closed to prevent the cold from coming in and the heat from escaping. And if you don’t use your fireplace, consider sealing/plugging the chimney flue.
6. Keep your heating systems in top shape by scheduling maintenance and changing the filter once a month (or when necessary).
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