Tips to Save Energy (and Money!) all Winter


Cooler temperatures don’t have to mean a higher energy bill. These simple tips will help you save energy and money all winter long. (Some tips might surprise you!)

68 is the magic number. Set your thermostat to 68˚F or lower when heating your home. Every degree above 68 can increase your heating costs by a whopping 3% to 5%!

Save while you’re away. Take advantage of programmable thermostats. Depending on your system, you can set your thermostat to automatically turn the heat down at night and when you’re out of the house.

Small isn’t always mighty. Despite what you might think, space heaters use a lot of energy and can increase your monthly bill. If you have energy-efficient central heating in your home, use that instead.

Hello sunshine! Sunlight helps heat your home for free. Open drapes to let the sun stream in!

Remember your maintenance. Be sure to do these three things regularly:

  • When you’re not using your fireplace, make sure your damper is closed.
  • Check or replace air filters once a month.
  • Clean air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators, making sure they aren’t blocked.

For more energy-saving tips and resources, contact your public power provider or visit

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