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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
  • remove electric outlet covers and insert special insulation underneath to prevent hot or cold air from seeping into your home
  • 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
  • during the winter, set the thermostat at 60° or lower while you’re on vacation

 

 

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