This content was featured in the February 2023 issue of Kansas Country Living
Winter weather typically means increased energy use at home. Keep your bills in check with these tips to save energy — and money!
MIND THE THERMOSTAT. If you have a traditional heating and cooling system, set the thermostat to 68 degrees or lower. Consider a smart or programmable thermostat for additional savings.
GET COZY. Add layers of clothing for additional warmth, and snuggle up under your favorite heavyweight blanket.
DON’T BLOCK THE HEAT. If your air vents or heating elements (like radiators) are blocked by furniture or rugs, your home isn’t being adequately heated.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SUNLIGHT. Open window coverings during the day to let natural sunlight in to warm your home. Close them at night to block the chilly night air.
BLOCK AIR LEAKS. Seal windows and exterior doors with caulk and weather stripping to improve indoor comfort and decrease the amount of energy used to heat your home.