Making sure your home is well-sealed against the elements is the first step to winter efficiency. By sealing leaks and adding insulation you’ll cut drafts while reducing the amount of heated air you lose to the great outdoors. Combine these upgrades with a programmable thermostat and your annual furnace tune-up and you’ll be set to save all winter long.
Cut costs and keep cozy this winter
Join the ranks of winter-wise homeowners today by exploring our tips or by scheduling a home energy audit.
Low cost and no cost tips for beating winter energy bills
- Get a furnace tune-up yearly. Professional tune-ups ensure safe and efficient operation.
- Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted can save up to 5% on heating costs.
- Window curtains and blinds are an easy way to insulate your windows.
- Use caulk or expanding foam sealant to seal indoor air leaks, such as gaps around pipes and wires, electrical outlets, foundation seals, and mail slots.
- Weather-strip your doors and windows. Sealing old windows can be more cost effective than replacing them.
- Install foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls.
Great investments for long-term savings and comfort
- Install R-30 attic insulation and R-13 wall insulation to save up to 25% on heating costs.
- Install a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust your heating settings and maximize efficiency.
- If you really want to save, purchase an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace.