As the summer months wane and the chilly weather of fall begins, consider doing some upkeep on your home in order to save on energy costs. Here are some simple ways to ensure that your house and wallet are properly insulated:
• Clean or replace your furnace filters once a month. Dirty filters can block warm air from the furnace and make it operate less efficiently, costing you money.
• Lower your thermostat 5 to 7 degrees at night. Your energy savings will increase as much as 3-5 percent for every degree the thermostat is below 68.
• Keep your shades and curtains open during the day to let in sunlight and warmth. Close them at night to retain heat.
• Weatherize your home by caulking and weather-stripping all exterior doors and windows.
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