Tips for Lowering Your Energy Bill
Turn down the heat in unused rooms.
Keep doors shut, and partially close warm air vents. Be sure not to close them all the way or you could risk freezing your water pipes.
Take showers instead of baths.
Showers typically use only about half as much water as baths. Less hot water means less energy used.
Pack the fridge smartly.
Leave room between items in the refrigerator to let cold air circulate. In the freezer, pack items tightly, putting bags of ice in empty spaces.
Keep ducts and vents clean.
You'll make your heating system run more efficiently, and you may help keep it running longer.
How low can you go?
Every degree you set your thermostat above room temperature (68° F) uses 3% more energy. To save energy and money, lower your thermostat to 60° F at night (and when you're away), and set it to 68° F during the day. Want to go one step further? Install a smart thermostat.
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