If you are staying home during the winter months, these tips can help you save energy:
1 Reverse your ceiling fan so that the blades turn clockwise.
This will move heat from the ceiling towards the floor.
2 Heat escapes under doors.
You can purchase draft guards from $10-20 apiece, or better yet, save money and place a rolled towel at the bottom of each door.
3 Replace your filters
This will improve the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system.
4 Plug your chimney
Your chimney is a huge source of heat loss in the wintertime. When not in active use, plug it with a chimney balloon to keep drafts out and heat in. Cost: approximately $25 – 60, depending on size.
5 Flush your water heater
Do this about once a year. Sediment can accumulate over time and affect its efficiency.