Cold Weather Energy-Saving Tips

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 31, 2014

Have you noticed that the local weathermen have nothing nice to say lately? This has been a very cold winter and it sounds like it could be a bit before it gets better. With that in mind, the following are some tips to help you stay warm and keep your heating costs under control this winter…..

Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips:

  • Turn down your thermostat as much as possible. 
  • When you are asleep or away, lower your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees.
  • Replace or clean furnace filters and make sure your furnace has a regular tune up.
  • Seal any leaks in your house. Besides just doors and windows, also look for places where you have pipes, vents or electrical conduits that go through the wall, ceiling or floor and caulk any air leaks.
  • Keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use.
  • Keep heating vents clear of curtains, furniture and other obstructions.
  • Shut vents in rooms that aren’t in use.
  • Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day, allowing sunlight to help heat your home.

If you are using propane:

If you are paying more than $1.32 per gallon for propane, you could be saving money with Wright-Hennepin’s Dual Fuel program. There are several options available.

The quickest way to save on your heating bill is to install a plenum heater. These devices allow you to switch between electric and propane, taking advantage of the lowest cost. For more information about plenums, please refer to this blog or call a representative today.

Besides plenums, there are several additional electric heating options available, including heat pumps, electric thermal storage and radiant heat .

Also refer to our website for energy saving videos, guides, blog information and apps.

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