October is Energy Action Month and time to make a move towards saving energy.
Because October brings colder weather, here are a few reminders to help conserve energy and lower those bills;
A few quick fixes are checking windows and doors for gaps that will cause cold drafts, and preparing the thermostat and heating system.
At the worksite, remember to:
•Set office thermostat setpoint for heating below 72 degrees, maintenance shops and warehouses at 65 degrees;
•Turn off lights, heating units, computers, printers and other equipment at the end of each working day;
•Choose EnergyStar or EU “A” qualified products. Make sure to use the ECO setting.
At home, remember to:
•Set water heater to 120 degrees;
•Make the most of the sunlight by opening window coverings on south-facing windows to warm the home;
•Set washing machines to “cold” and reduce the water level for small loads;
•Switch to LED or compact fluorescent lights (CFL);
•Weatherize by weather-stripping doors and sealing windows.
Taking action today could mean savings tomorrow, and it’s always a good time to conserve energy.