Energy Saving Tips
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According to the United States Department of Energy, natural gas will remain the least expensive form of energy for residential consumers for the foreseeable future.
By heating your home or business with natural gas, you are already saving a considerable amount when compared with alternative methods. By following these simple suggestions, you will save even more!
Before Winter Comes
- Replace or clean the air filter in your forced air heating system—this should be done at least twice during the winter season.
- Cover attic fan openings with heavy plastic or vinyl and seal with duct tape. Use blinds and drapes to your advantage. Keep them closed except to let sunshine in on sunny days.
- Weather-strip windows and doors with materials you can buy at your favorite hardware store.
- Seal off window air conditioners (inside and outside) by applying duct tape around the windows.
- Locate the sources of drafts and eliminate them using duct tape, caulking, or other materials as required.
- Check furniture placement—don't position furniture over or in front of heat outlets.
- Repair all water leaks. Even small leaks can waste up to 50 gallons of water each month, and the energy required to heat it. There you have it! These tips will save you money.
- AOG strongly recommends that you have your furnace inspected and serviced by a qualified heating contractor before the first cold weather hits.
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United States Department of Energy
For more information on energy saving tips, please visit the
United States Department of Energy,
or you can download their Energy Savers PDF (Adobe Reader Required).