Is Your Home Ready for Winter?
Check these items now to get energy Star Homedy for winter weather.
Test Detectors – Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Replace batteries if necessary.
Check for Air Leaks – Insulate windows with weather stripping or clear shrink-film covers.
Clean & Shine – Dust blinds and curtains and wash windows. Check for proper operation.
Service the Furnace – Have your furnace checked. Get a new filter. Filters should be replaced about once a month.
1.Replace old bulbs with compact fluorescents. Compared to incandescent bulbs, CFLs use as much as 75% less energy.
2. Add task lighting to your most-used work spaces so you don’t have to light the entire room.
3. Use a dimmer. It can change a room’s look and save money on energy use.
How Much Will I Save?
Want to lower your electric bill? Consider replacing an old appliance.
Here’s about how much you will save by purchasing an Energy Star appliance.
- $40 What a dishwasher could save you each year compared to a model built before 1994
- $50 Potential annual savings from an Energy Star washer vs. a not-qualified same-size washer
- $60 How much a side-by-side Energy Star fridge could save each year compared to a pre-2000 model
- $94 In cold climates, amount an Energy Star furnace could save per year vs. a new standard furnace