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Tips for Fall Home Maintenance
Slash your utility bill this fall and winter by learning these top winter energy saving tips!
1. Turn Down Your Furnance. For every degree cooler you keep the thermostat you can save up to 3 percent on your energy bill.
2. Give Your Furnance a Tune-Up. To keep your furnace running efficiently, have it tuned up and maintained regularly, and replace the filters as needed (for many furnaces, once a month is recommended).
3. Buy a Programmable Thermostat. Programmable thermostats can give you a good return on your money spent because they allow you to effortlessly set the thermostat lower when you’re sleeping or away from your home while at work or even on vacation.
4. Install Ceiling Fans. Ceiling fans will help keep your home warmer in the winter by pushing the warm air (which tends to rise) down.
5. Replace Old Windows and Doors. If you have old windows (especially if they are single pane) or drafty doors and are in a home you own and plan to stay in for very long, it will likely be worth it to replace them.
6. Use Heavier Curtains & Blinds. Use thicker curtains to help prevent heat loss through your windows. At night and during the day for windows that aren’t in direct sunlight, keep the curtains or blinds closed.
7. Turn Down Your Water Heater. To save money heating your water during the winter, buy an insulating blanket and put it around your water heater. And turn down the water heater. To save energy, set it at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
With the tips above,we hope you are able to save energy this fall and winter—and therefore money—as well. If you found these tips helpful, pass along the article to a friend.