The word SAVE on a digital room thermostat wearing wooly hat.

Save All Winter Long

The word SAVE on a digital room thermostat wearing wooly hat.

With the official end of winter still weeks away, 飞别鈥檙别 all looking for ways to stay cozy at home without breaking the bank. A few easy tips may translate to savings on your next energy bill.

Dial Down

Wherever you set your thermostat, lowering it 2掳 to 4掳 degrees uses up to 10-20% less electricity. 鈥痀ou can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to around 68掳F to 70掳F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home.鈥* Programmable thermostats will avoid any discomfort by returning temperatures to normal before you wake or return home. **

Keep it Fresh听

Your home uses as much electricity when it鈥檚 32掳 as when it鈥檚 95掳.** Make sure you鈥檙e heating efficiently by changing air filters every three months, especially if you have pets.

Sleep tight听

Closing your curtains at night keeps up to 10% more warm air inside.** And be sure to check windows and doors for possible leaks.

Flip and Save

Running your ceiling fans clockwise pushes warm air down into the room. And you can layer up with an electric blanket for a few cents an hour.

Find you Energy Guzzlers

Did you know your water heater may be one of your highest energy users? Here are some ways to save.

  • Lower it to 120掳. Going on vacation? Turn it off.
  • Take shorter showers 鈥 you鈥檒l save water and energy.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water to cut your washer鈥檚 energy usage in half.

Remember, a听 little can go a long way when it comes to saving on electricity. for a full list of high users and how to cut back

*Data from the Department of Energy

**Based on 2023 electric heat customer data.