The temperatures say its still summer but the calendar is inching its way to fall and that means increased heating bills.
Snohomish County Public Utility District has some great ideas for saving energy as fall approaches. You’ll not only save money on bills, but you’ll be helping the environment by using resources wisely.
- Check for cracks around doors and windows to make sure they’re properly sealed to reduce heat loss.
- Check the air filters of your electric furnace every month. By replacing dirty filters, you’ll improve your air quality as well as save energy.
- Stock up on energy-saving LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs, discounted at many local retailers.
- Set your home heat to 68 degrees when you’re home and awake. Set it at 55 degrees when you’re sleeping or away.
- Install a programmable thermostat for both comfort and savings.
- Set your water heater no higher than 120° F. It saves energy and prevents accidental scalding from overheated water.
- Use your microwave or toaster oven instead of your range whenever possible.
For other energy-saving tips and information about PUD conservation programs, visit www.snopud.com or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.
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