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Many of the same things you do to keep your home cool in summer will keep you warm in winter, too.
use your ceiling fan

Set your ceiling fan at a low speed to move warm air around the room. It will spread the heat more evenly and increase your comfort level without creating a chilly breeze.​

lower your thermostat
Reduce your heating bill by 1 to 3% when you lower your thermostat just 1°. Install a programmable thermostat and save even more.
be patient
You won’t warm up your home any faster if you raise the thermostat setting. Your heating system runs at the same rate, regardless of the temperature setting.
heating tips
  • turn off exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen when you finish showering or cooking
  • avoid using a portable electric heater as your main heating source to provide full-time heat  
  • tightly caulk around windows, doorframes, sill plates and wherever air might leak through exterior walls, floors or ceiling
  • switch ceiling fans to run clockwise in winter months to circulate warm air down



analyze your energy use

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