Presentation on theme: "Tip #1- Lower Your Thermostat Keep your thermostat at a comfortable setting. Turn your Thermostat down at night. If you are going to be away for."— Presentation transcript:
Tip #1- Lower Your Thermostat Keep your thermostat at a comfortable setting. Turn your Thermostat down at night. If you are going to be away for several days, turn the thermostat to a lower setting, but not to “off.” Better yet, buy a programmable Thermosta t and preset a week’s worth of temperatures. It costs $50 - $150 and it will pay for itself within a year. You can save up to three percent for each degree you lower your thermostat temperature.
Tip #2 – Check Your Water Heater After heating and cooling, your water heater is the next largest energy user in your home. Use a thermometer to check your hot water temperature at the faucet closest to the water heater. If it’s over 120, consider reducing the thermostat setting. Insulate your water heater with at least R-6 insulation. You can save enough money in energy bills to pay back the cost of materials within months and then keep on saving.
Tip #3 – Seal & Weather-Strip Seal cracks or crevices where two different building materials meet and weather-strip around all doors and windows. It’s also a good idea to weather-strip between heated and unheated areas such as garages, basements and attics.
Tip #4 – Check Filter, Unblock and Clean Vents Inspect filters monthly and replace as needed. Make sure heating registers, vents and returns are not blocked by draperies or furniture. These vents should also be cleaned regularly with a vacuum or a broom.
Tip #5 – Let the Sun Shine In Take advantage of natural solar heat. On sunny days, leave the draperies open to allow the sun’s rays to warm your house. Close draperies on cloudy days and at night.