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Keep warm and save cash

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Q. How can I save energy and money during the colder months — without sacrificing comfort?

Take a little time now, before the hectic holidays, to get a jump on winter energy costs. Here are easy ways to keep your home comfortable and your energy bill under control:

  • Try Energy TrackerSM, our super simple (and free) online tool. It shows you how much energy you’re using, lets you compare bills and offers ways to save.
  • Seal up air leaks and insulate. Proper insulation is the key to comfort and energy savings. But if you just have a Saturday afternoon, even some weatherstripping and caulking makes a difference.
  • Set your heat to 68 degrees during the day and 60 at night or when you’re away. A smart thermostat makes saving automatic.
  • Switch to LED lightbulbs. They use way less energy and come in warm tones just like old-school bulbs. Choose LED holiday lights, too.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees.
  • Close window coverings at night to keep heat inside.
  • Sign up for Peak Time Rebates so you can shift energy use and save.

Discover more ways to save energy and help build a clean energy future.