Improve your efficiency and comfort this winter
Groundhog day is here and the prediction is in: there are six more weeks of winter ahead of us. While it can be tempting to huddle up and wait for spring, make the most of these next few weeks while also saving energy and keeping your home warm and cozy.
Here are three tips save energy while waiting for spring to arrive:
- Use programmable thermostats to regulate temperature: With a programmable thermostat, you can set your home to be warm when you need it, and energy efficient when you don't. This way, you don't have to worry about constantly adjusting the temperature yourself or leaving it on all day when you're away.
- Unplug electronics when not in use: Electronics use standby power even when they're turned off, so unplugging them when you're not using them can save a surprising amount of energy. Consider using a power strip to make this process easier.
- Seal air leaks around windows and doors: Drafts can let a lot of warm air escape from your home, making your heating system work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Sealing these leaks is an easy and inexpensive way to retain warmth and reduce energy usage.
With these tips in mind, you can make the most of the next six weeks of winter and keep your home comfortable and energy efficient. And who knows, by the time spring arrives, you might be pleasantly surprised by the savings you've seen on your energy bill!