February 26, 2018

Winter Energy Saving Tips

With the winter weather appearing especially frightful, keeping your family warm and your energy costs down may seem daunting for many Kansas City homeowners. CNN reports that “blasts of Arctic air have brought weather-related deaths, record low temperatures and historic amounts of snowfall to parts of the United States.”  Here are a few simple energy-saving tips to keep the shivers away and your costs down this season. Dial It Down Did you know you can save as much as 10% on heating costs by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10 degrees for as few as eight hours a day? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this strategy serves as a top savings tip for all homeowners. Escaping Energy Typically, we think of heat escaping from our windows but there are other less obvious sources that impact energy loss. A recent NPR report states more often than not, the big leaks you’ll find in the home causing the biggest energy consumption are hidden in walls,” Sealing up holes with cans of foam and caulk is another way to save. Peak Performance Ongoing maintenance is essential to keep your furnace running at peak performance during the coldest months of the year. Changing your furnace filter on a monthly basis is one...

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