Energy-Saving Tips | Power Forward With PSO

STAY WARM AND COZY.

SAVE COLD, HARD CASH.

Use these efficiency tips for the heating season.

Along with rebates, simple energy-saving actions can help you cut energy costs this winter. Learn how to conserve energy and make your home more energy-efficient.

 

YOUR HEATING SYSTEM:

  • Change or clean furnace filters every month.
  • Vacuum or dust air registers regularly.
  • Ensure that air registers aren’t blocked by furniture or other items.
  • Keep your heat pump clear of obstructions, including snow.
  • Have your furnace and ductwork inspected annually. Loose, broken ductwork accounts for 15-35% of a home’s energy loss.
  • Install a humidifier and set it at 35% to 40% humidity. It helps your home feel warmer at a lower temperature.

YOUR THERMOSTAT:

  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Lower the thermostat when you’re away from home or asleep.
  • Customers with heat pumps should use programmable thermostats or gradually change their settings. This avoids putting the heat pump into a costly emergency heating mode.

WINDOWS AND VENTS:

  • Open shades and blinds on south-facing windows to let heat and sunlight in during the day. Close them at night to conserve heat.
  • Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans sparingly. They quickly pull warm air from your home.

ENERGY-SAVING HABITS:

  • Have members of your household add layers of clothing rather than turning up the heat.
  • Take shorter showers. Open bathroom doors after a shower to allow warm, moist air to circulate.

 

Want to save even more?

Explore PSO’s My Energy Advisor. This online tool lets you track energy usage, set money-saving goals and find rebates to slash energy costs.

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