Ask Liz: Do you have any tips for keeping my heating bill down? -- Gazette.Net


NBC 4 consumer reporter Liz Crenshaw delivers warm thoughts on this seasonal topic.

Question: Are there any tips to help keep your heating bill down?

Answer: We turned to Pepco for this answer. It says that there are easy ways to lower your energy use and save money on your electric bill in the colder months. First, set your thermostat to 68 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night. By dressing warmly and lowering your thermostat, you can 3 percent per degree you lower the thermostat below 70 degrees on your heating bill. Next, change your filters about once a month. This helps maintain your heating system by making sure it’s running efficiently. Lastly, winter-ize your windows by using weather stripping and caulk. This will help keep the cold air out and warm air in.

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