Winter energy savings
Friday, October 21st 2005, 5:57 pm
By: News On 6
Colder weather is on the way and so is a big jump in your heating bill. There are lots of products out there that can help you save money. News on six reporter Rick Wells checked them out and has some energy saving advice for us.
Let's start off with something simple, furnace filters Changing them regularly can make your furnace operate more efficiently. There are cheap ones and pricier ones, some are washable.
Joni craig:"And they are adjustable...one size will fit several sizes...."
While we are at it, here is the one thing the US department of energy is recommending that could save about ten percent on energy bills a programable thermostat.
Joni Craig:"Thiese are great cause during the workweek you can set it one way...then you can set sat and sun totally different that you are setting during the week."
Different price ranges offer different features, the one we are talking about there is 79 dollars. They also have the convensional kind, ones with big numbers.
There are the little do-it-yourself things like weather striping and caulk for sealing around windows and doors.Here's some great stuff double talk.
Joni Craig:"This great stuff is great stuff but I don't recommend putting on windows and doors...."
Great Stuff in the red can expands more than the great stuff in the blue can, use blue can great stuff around windows and doors.
According to many energy experts including the US energy department, the single most effective and the easiest thign you can do to reduce costs is replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Joni Craig:" these are gonna last at least twice as long if not longer than a regular bulb..."
They are compact fluorescent bulbs, they can cut lighting cost in half,a way to start saving right a way. Rick Wells the news on 6.