With the massive cold front currently moving through Kentucky, and the temperature being in the single digits, we thought we would share these quick 10 tips to conserve energy and maybe save you some money!
- Seal Air Leaks that might be sabotaging your heat. This is a simple thing to check. Run your hand around any external door frames and windows and see if you feel any cold air seeping in. Replace faulty door seals or temporarily seal up leaks.
- Install a programmable thermostat. By programming your thermostat to automatically lower during the times you are sleeping or away from home, you can conserve a lot of wasted energy.
- Change your air filters.
- Turn off lights when they are not being used.
- Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use, or you are away from the house. A good tip would be to use power strips to plug in multiple appliances to you just have to flip one switch to shut them all off.
- Open blinds and curtains during the day to use sunlight to help heat your home.
- Close the blinds or curtains at night to help keep cold air out.
- Lower your hot water heater temperature to the recommended 120 degrees during winter months.
- Use cold water to wash clothes as often as possible.
- Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs, using 75% less energy.
Stay warm this winter, but don’t break the bank to do it!