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Fall in to Savings
Utility bills in the fall are typically lower than the summer and winter months. However, there are still quite a few energy savings measures you can take to keep your bill as low as possible during the fall season. Try following some of the simple energy savings tips below to keep your energy costs down and savings up!
- Seal gaps around window frames, exterior doors, and air ducts properly to prevent conditioned air from leaking out of your home.
- Switch to LED energy efficient bulbs, they will help keep lighting costs down. Be sure to recycle your old CFLs.
- Adjust your programmable thermostat to reflect the fall season. You may not need to run your A/C system the same as you did during summer months.
- Use a crock pot for cooking rather than your oven, crock pots use far less energy.
- When not in use, keep your chimney flue closed to stop drafts from entering you home.
- When temperatures are comfortable outdoors open windows and enjoy the cool air instead of running your HVAC system.
- Use power strips to cut power to electronics when not in use to help eliminate phantom loads.
- As swimming season winds down, consider decreasing your pool pump run time.
- Use solar outdoor lighting to reduce outdoor lighting costs and to light your sidewalk for guests.
- As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, your lawn will need less water. Become familiar with your new watering days.