Winter isn’t the only season that can spike your utility bills. Fall, too, can have an impact on your energy spend. Below are a handful of tips to save money on utilities this fall.
Let the Sun Shine In – Keeping the blinds and shades open during the day is a no-cost way to naturally heat your home. Close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Let it Flow – Heating and cooling accounts for as much as 50 percent of a home’s typical winter energy usage. Maximize the efficiency of your units by changing the filters once a month, or every three months for pleated filters.
Thinking Thermostats – Install a smart programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the home’s temperature settings when you are away from the house, and save up to $100 a year in energy costs.
Caulk & Strip – Replace cracked or peeling caulk or weather stripping around doors and windows to save up to 10 percent on energy use.
It’s Great to Insulate – Keep heat where it belongs with proper insulation in attics and walls.
Source: Georgia Power