Five Ways to Save Energy in the Fall
As summer comes to an end, many people start reducing their home energy usage. The fall is the perfect time to make your home more energy efficient in time for the cold winter months. Fortunately, it is possible to use less energy and still be cozy during autumn. Read on for five ways to save energy in the fall, while still staying warm and comfortable!
- Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that bring cold air in.
- When you are asleep or out of the house, turn the thermostat back to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Turning the thermostat back can save up to 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills.
- Open curtains on the south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat the home, and close them at night to keep out the cold air.
- When you are home and awake, set the thermostat as low as is comfortable.
- Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around doors and windows.