1Thing: Winter Prepping

September 28, 2018
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It may have just turned from summer to fall, but the temperatures will be dropping long before winter is officially in. But one thing that won’t be dropping with the temperatures is your electricity bill. Along with increased costs from turning the heat up, the days are shorter in the winter, causing the lights to get turned on earlier. Counter-intuitively, because homes are often kept warmer in the winter than in the summer, appliances like refrigerators and freezers have to work harder to keep cool, causing yet another source of increased electricity costs. 

Using blankets and sweaters instead of turning up the thermostat is one way to save. Performing an energy audit of your home can help you identify other ways to save money and energy, including checking for air leaks around windows and for proper insulation levels. For advice on ways to save energy during fall and winter, please check out the Department of Energy’s Energy.gov site. To learn how reducing electricity usage helps the environment, visit SaveOnEnergy.com.