It’s February 02, 2022 and we are seeing our first significant snow fall this winter. While the snow plows are out in full force ensuring our roads are safe, here are some things you can do at home to ensure your residence is safe as well. Thanks to Colorado Springs utilities for the valuable suggestions.
Act now to save later …
-Shovel or plow your driveway and sidewalk. This prevents ice from forming as temperatures begin to rise and snow melts
-Set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees. Turn it down a few more degrees when sleeping or away from your home for more than eight hours.
-A smart thermostat can make saving easy. Learn how to get a $50 rebate on the CSU web site.
-Check your furnace filter, replace if dirty. A clean filter allows your furnace to run more efficiently.
-Cover drafty windows with plastic film or use insulated drapes or shades.
-Refrain from using large appliances like washers and dishwashers unless necessary on extra cold days. When needed, only wash full loads and use the cold setting on your clothes washer.
-Open blinds on all south-facing windows to let the sun naturally heat your home.
-Turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
-Leave your faucet dripping and open cabinet doors around plumbing to allow warm air in and protect pipes from freezing.
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