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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Save energy and money this winter

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During the winter, we tend to use more energy to keep us and our homes warm while we are losing energy due to the cold weather. Check out these tips to save energy and money – all while still keeping your home comfortable during the cool months.

During the winter, we tend to use more energy to keep us and our homes warm while we are losing energy due to the cold weather. Below are a few tips to save energy and money – all while still keeping your home comfortable during the cool months.

  • Adjust the temperature, when you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10-15° for eight hours and save around 10 percent a year on your energy bill.  A smart or programmable thermostat can make it even easier to adjust your temperature
  • Turn the temperature of you water heater to the warm setting (120 degrees F) and save six percent a year on your energy bill compared to the default setting (140 degrees F).
  • Cover drafty windows: use window treatments such as a heavy, clear plastic sheet or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frame. You can also schedule a Home Energy Squad Visit which includes installation of weather stripping, an inspection of your insulation, and analysis for leaks among other items – all for just $50! Visit FridleyMN.gov/HomeImprovements.

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