Being Smart Pays Off
Cutting your electricity costs is simple. It boils down to common sense. Using your head will help save you money. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- The sun can be your ally. Take advantage of its natural heat by leaving blinds open on sunny days, letting warm rays warm your home.
- Ceiling fans aren't only for warm weather! They can keep your home warmer in the winter. Reversing the direction of the blades pulls cold air upward, pushing the warmer air down into your room. The fan should move clockwise in the summer and counter-clockwise in the winter.
- When it isn't in use, turn it off. We all know this, but turning off lights and appliances when not in use is just good sense.
- Let the heat flow in! It sounds logical to create a clear path for your heat to move through, but many of us block registers with furniture, rugs or even drapery. Giving the air an easy path will cut your bills.