Winter Energy Tips

Follow these tips for conserving energy in the winter season:

  • Close blinds, window shades and curtains at night to reduce heat transfer.
  • Turn down your thermostat.
  • Ensure your air filter is clean and air is able to flow unrestricted.
  • Unplug electrical devices not being used, especially items such as chargers that use power even when they are not being used.
  • Keep doors and windows closed if you are using your heating system.
  • Check for and repair air leaks around doors and windows.
  • Other air leaks can be found around electrical outlets, outside faucets, where your air conditioning lines enter the home, fireplace or any location where the outside wall has been penetrated
  • Check the thermostat setting of your hot water heater, reduce to 120 to 140 degrees.
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Turn off computers when not being used.
  • Turn off ceiling fans when no one is in the room.
  • Clean the coils of dust and dirt on the back of your refrigerator and freezers.
  • Ensure your heating system’s air registers do not have anything blocking them.
  • Minimize use of exhaust fans.
  • Consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Higher humidity can make if feel warmer than dry air at the same temperature.

Further Information

For more tips, please go to the EnergySavers website.