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This winter’s unusually cold weather is leading to higher than expected heating and electric bills, even if you have left your thermometer at the same setting as last year. It’s important to note that your furnace is working harder to maintain that temperature because of the colder temperatures outside.
Below are a few energy savings tips that may help offset your higher heating energy consumption:
Install a programmable thermostat to set different temperatures during the night and day. Program it to warm up the house in the morning, keep it cooler during the day while you are away, and warm it up again in the evening until bedtime. You can save approximately 2% on heating bills for every degree your thermostat temperature is turned down!
Change your furnace filter. Monthly replacement of furnace filters in forced-air heating systems can save as much as 5% on heating bills.