Posted by: admin | March 6, 2011

Winter Energy Savings: IDT Energy

The winter months can have a real impact on your energy use and your monthly bill. In order to prepare your home for the change in temperature, contact your local electric company, like IDT Energy. You may also want to try these few tips:

• Consider using a programmable thermostat. These can reduce heating and cooling costs by 10%.
• Keep an eye on weatherstripping around doors, fireplace dampers, attic hatches and air conditioners. By reducing drafts, you can save up to 30% on heating costs.
• Make sure to have a professional HVAC service visit your home and monitor your furnace filter every year.
• Vacuum the coils in the back of your refrigerator when they get dusty
• Replace the light bulbs in your home with fluorescents- these can save up to 80% of lighting costs!
• Keep doors closed in order to conserve heat.



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