“Once Again, Welcome To The Winter Season, Family!”
Energy company Ameren Cilco, have a few tips to help homeowners save some cash on their heating costs during the winter months.
Winter Energy Saving Tips:
-Install a programmable thermostat to save on both cooling and heating costs.
-Periodically replace air filters for your air conditioners and heating systems, clean air vents regularly and make sure drapes or furniture does not block any of the vents or returns.
-Use your window shades. Close them on sunny summer days and open the shades in the winter to allow the sunlight to help heat your rooms.
-Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use. Consider using a smart power strip, which reduces your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode.
-Run bathroom vent fans after a shower. They’re great at getting rid of humid air.
-Change to new and improved energy-efficient LEDs for your lighting.
-Purchase new appliances and other consumer products that have the ENERGY STAR® label.
-Use adequate insulation in your attic, ceilings, walls, floors, and crawlspaces. Seal air leaks with caulk and use weather stripping around exterior doors and windows.