HEAT and A/C:
Heating your home is the largest user of energy. About 40% of your total home energy bill goes into heating.
*Set your thermostat at 68 degrees when home and 65 when away for a short time
*If away from home five hours or more, lower it to 58 degrees. You use much less energy to heat the house back up than to keep it heated when away!!
*Turn down the heat a few degrees when home
*Clean or replace the furnace filter often during the heating season
*Have your heating system tuned and inspected by a professional before each heating season. These losses from a poorly maintained system add up over time- sometimes at a rate of 1-2% a year!
*Close attic, basement, garage and/or exterior doors to prevent drafts