​Energy Saving Tips For Winter

Winters on Long Island tend to be very cold. This cold front sends Long Islanders into hibernation mode. When you spend all of your time indoors, you are bound to use electricity more than you normally would. Below are some tips that can help you save energy this winter.

  • Set your water heater to 120°F. This will help you save energy and prevent you from getting scalding hot water.
  • Seal air leaks all air leaks in your home. Apply caulk or weatherstripping to door and windows. It will help keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
  • When you are not home or asleep, set your thermostat 10 degrees cooler. According to the Department of Energy, it could save you 10% a year on your heating  and cooling costs.
  • Change the filters in your furnace every month or as needed.
  • Cover drafty windows with insulating drapes or shades.

We hope that these tips help you cut down on your energy use. Cutting down on the amount of energy and electricity you use will also help you save money in the long run. It’s a win-win situation!

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January 2, 2015