KW Saves kWhs: Sun in the day-Drapes at night & Bundle up

Kim Wilson (I’m the KW in ‘KW Saves kWhs’😊)
SWCE Billing Supervisor

With winter coming to your area soon, here are a couple easy ways to help you lower your heating costs. Check back each month for additional ideas.

Let the sun in during the day and close the drapes at night
Sunshine coming through your windows can help heat up a room. Opening and closing drapes strategically can help you save on your energy bill this winter. Open drapes when the sun is shining in, then close them when it gets dark. Be sure to close drapes and shades across all of your windows at night to prevent drafts and slow heat loss through the glass.

Bundle up and get cozy
Another way to keep energy costs down in winter is by turning down the thermostat. Experts recommend lowering your thermostat a few degrees during the day and then lowering it even more at night. You can save as much as 10% off your heating bill by turning your thermostat down 7°-10°F for just 8 hours a day. If you feel chilly, wear a sweater instead of cranking up the heat.

For more information, contact us at SWCE! More energy tips to come!

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