January 16, 2019

Winter Energy Saving Tips

Stay warm and keep costs low this winter with our winter energy saving tips!  Prepare for cold Connecticut weather before the temperatures drop to maintain a comfortable and welcoming home.  If you have any winter energy saving tips to share, leave a comment!

Use the Sunshine for Heat


Do certain rooms in your home receive more sunlight than others?  Keep your curtains or blinds open during peak hours to collect natural heat from the sun!  Once the sun goes down, close your blinds or curtains to keep the heat inside.

Only Heat Rooms You Use


Keeping the living room a comfortable temperature will ensure your house is cozy and functional.  Only heating rooms you use is a great way to keep heating costs low, while staying comfortable.  Rooms which you don’t tend to occupy regularly, such as the guest room, can be kept at a lower temperature.

Adjust the Thermostat at Night


The U.S. Department of Energy has stated that you can save about 10 percent per year on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down 10 – 15 degrees for eight hours.  This tip is a great way to keep energy costs down during colder fall and winter nights!

Insulate Doors and Windows


Keep cold air drafts out and heat in by insulating your doors and windows!  This is an easy to complete home maintenance task that can be completed in a day, and the results will be noticeable.