Jan 232014

Winter this year is colder than ever for our temperate South Carolina climate!  Here are a few tips to help keep your house warm and your energy consumption and bill low:

- Cover all bare floors with rugs or carpeting.  It will help retain heat better!

- Use the sun to help heat your home.  Open the blinds or curtains during the day to allow sunlight to warm your house and then close at night.

- Raise the temperature of the thermostat slowly instead of quickly to keep your bill lower.

- Change the filters of your heating system once a month for efficient running.

- Lower your thermostat a few degrees at night when you will be snugly tucked under your warm blankets.

- Limit use of space heaters.  They are great for short term, “spot” heating, but can be very expensive if used frequently for long periods of time.

- Lower the thermostat when you leave the house or go on vacation.

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