Quick tips to save energy as the temperature drops
(NC) Household heating costs make up a significant part of our expenses in Canada during the fall and winter months, often leaving homeowners frosted by seasonal energy bills. But, there are simple things you can do to save money. Dave Walton, Director of Home Ideas at Direct Energy, shares his top five tips for energy efficiency this winter:
• Replace your air filter – Changing dirty filters on your furnace every three months could save you five per cent on your heating bill.
• Lower the thermostat – Lowering your thermostat by two degrees could save as much as four per cent on your heating bill.
• Use a humidifier – This allows you to turn the thermostat down one or two degrees while still maintaining a comfortable feeling.
• Let the sun shine in – Open the drapes or blinds on sunny days and bask in the 'free' heat. Close them when the sun sets to keep the heat in.
• Seal leaks – Sealing leaks around doors, windows, and electrical outlets can save 20 per cent on your heating bill.
More information is available online at www.davescorner.ca.
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