As the temperature is getting lower, your energy bill may be getting higher. But it doesn’t have to! To save energy on utilities and save money on utilities this winter, try some of these great tips offered by Progress Energy.
- Cover all bare floors. Carpeting or rugs add to comfort and heat retention, especially if there is little or no floor insulation.
- Raise the temperature slowly to keep your bill lower. Quickly raising your heat pump’s temperature activates the heat strip, which uses tons of energy.
- Limit your use of portable heaters. They’re great for “spot” heating, but running a 1,500-watt heater 24/7 can be expensive
For more great tips on how to save money this winter, check out Progress Energy’s 100 Ways to Save Energy.