12 Oct '12, 6pm

#Energy efficiency lowers your #winter heating costs. Start tackling your energy bill and warm up! #winteriscoming

#Energy efficiency lowers your #winter heating costs. Start tackling your energy bill and warm up! #winteriscoming

First and foremost, plug up leaks to the outside. Seal air leaks with sealant, caulking, and weather stripping, and insulate appropriately for your climate to increase comfort, make your home quieter and cleaner, and cut heating costs up to 20%. Properly maintain your HVAC system. Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a semi-annual or yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort. The federal government’s ENERGY STAR website can help you find a qualified contractor. Let a programmable thermostat “remember for you” to lower the heat while your home is empty and/or overnight to reduce heating costs up to 10% – and allow you to come home and wake up to a toasty, comfortable house. Keep furnace filters clean. Check the filter every month, and change it if it looks dirty – or minimally every three months – as a dirty...

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