Everyone is looking to reduce energy consumption and save money these days. Columbus Energies provides our customers with tips and methods to use that will help cut costs and usage. Below is our Top 10 Guide to Cutting Energy Use and Costs that will help get you started.
#1 – Winterize your storm windows every year and repair as needed.
#2 – Install glass doors on your fireplace to keep winter cold and summer heat out.
#3 – Inspect thresholds on doors for gaps, adding door sweeps or weather seal as required.
#4 – Get a programmable thermostat that will adjust your usage throughout the day.
#5 – Inspect duct work regularly and keep it in good repair.
#6 – Replace any year-round windows that have cracked glass.
#7 – Inspect the attic and walls of your home to ensure that you have at least 6 inches of good insulation.
#8 – Wrap energy-saving insulation materials around your heating pipes.
#9 – Check to make sure your rugs or furniture aren’t blocking air circulation from floor vents or baseboard outlets.
#10 – Invest in ENERGY STAR® appliances when replacing items in your home.
Ask your service representative for other ways that you can reduce the amount of energy you consume each year. Energy savings always translate to cost savings in the long run.