Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Save Money and Energy With These Simple Projects
9:46 am cdt
Do you have a heart attack every time you open your heating bill? There are a number of small things
you can do around your home to save money and energy.
1) Get a programmable thermostat.
These will lower the heat while you are sleeping or away from home. Ones like the Nest thermostat are even adjustable by an
app on your phone. In cold weather, a 5 degree setback can save up to 5% of your bill.
Lay new insulation, or additional insulation in your attic.
3) Fasten foam or fiberglass
panels to the walls of your crawlspace and cover with drywall.
4) Caulk exterior cracks
around windows, doors, pipes and vents.
5) Replace windows that are faulty or old.
6) Replace old storm doors.
7) Insulate in unheated attic or basement by
wrapping heating ducts with insulation.