Tips On Conserving Energy This Michigan Winter
- Start the winter out right and ensure that your heating system is in good working condition.
- Turn the thermostat down to a temperature between sixty four and sixty eight degrees. This does help to decrease your energy by three percent per degree you turn your thermostat down.
- Believe it or not on those sunny days, few and far between here in Michigan, you are advised to open the shades and let the sun shine in. Then at night to keep the heat in make sure to close the blinds and shades.
- Check window and door seals to make sure that cold air is not seeping in. Chaulk any areas that feel drafty and if the gap is on the larger side search out products that offer long term sealing solutions at your local home improvement store.
- For any door that is not used on a regular basis use a draft blocker. This could be something simple like a towel rolled up and placed in front of the door or a purchased item made especially for this purpose.
- Make sure to have a thermostat that can be programmed and run it on a program that runs the heat warmer during the hours you are home and turns the heat down when away and at night while sleeping.
- Reversing your ceiling fans can also be of benefit in that they help push the warm air into the middle of the room instead of allowing it to rise up. Thus in turn keeps the warm air where it is needed in the room.