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Monthly Energy Saving Tip: Winter

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  • INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT. Use it to automatically control the heat when you are not home and overnight while you are sleeping.
  • CHECK IF COLD AIR IS GETTING INTO YOUR HOUSE. If your house is drafty, you may need additional insulation.
  • USE DRAPES. Where windows face the sun, keep the drapes open in the day, but close all the drapes at night. Keeping the drapes closed will reduce drafts and you'll reduce heating costs.
  • REPAIR WINDOWS. Even a crack drives fuel bills up. God a loose window? Install weather-stripping. It helps keep cold air out of the house.
  • INSTALL STORM WINDOWS. Remember to put them down once winter begins. They pay for themselves by keeping cold air out and preventing moisture from collecting on the windows.
  • CLOSE STORM DOORS. Seal air leaks by caulking and weather-stripping doors.
  • CLEAN YOUR FIREPLACE. Call a professional chimney sweep to perform your annual fireplace inspection.
  • When not in use, close your fireplace flue to keep drafts out.

First Published by Lake Country Power