From snow showers to blustery winds, small changes can keep your home cozy while having a big impact on your energy bill. With these tips from Ameren Illinois, you’ll be ready to handle snow days, holiday parties, and everything in between like an energy efficiency expert.
Stay Warm & Bundle Up
Instead of cranking up the thermostat, one of the easiest ways to save on your heating bill is to put on a pair of warm socks and a sweatshirt or cozy up with a blanket. This will help keep you warm without using additional energy.
Deck the Halls With LEDs
Whether you have an annual holiday lighting contest with your neighbor or just like to hang a few strands throughout your house, invest in LED holiday light strings. This will keep those extra holiday lights from driving up your power bill. You can find all kinds of LED holiday lights at your local Rural King.
For even more savings, put your holiday lights on a timer so they turn off when you go to bed.
Use Your Fireplace Carefully
Be sure to keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning so your heat doesn’t escape up the chimney. To prevent heat loss when using your fireplace, install tempered glass doors to keep the warm air in, and a heat-air exchange system, which blows the warm air back into the room.
Find all the supplies you need for your energy savings project at your local Rural King.
For more energy-saving tips and projects, visit the Ameren Illinois Energy Savings Center.