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Catch Those Drafts And Save Money! [SPONSORED]

Heating your home can get expensive in the Winter.  So why not save a few dollars here and there.  I know for us it was a little bit different of a Winter since we had a newborn baby.  It definitely makes the thermostat rise a little bit!  Find out some more great ways to save some energy from NorthWestern Energy.

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Why wouldn’t you do these simple tasks to save yourself some money!  I know with the end of April snow storms these tips might be helpful.

  • Check the amount of insulation in your attic, basement walls and crawl spaces and add more if needed. We recommend an R-value of 38 for the attic and 19 for walls.
  • Clean or replace furnace filters regularly.
  • Hire a heating and cooling expert annually to inspect and service your heating system to ensure it operates efficiently and safely.
  • Install a programmable thermostat that automatically sets heat back at night and when no one is home.
  • Change your thermostat setting in winter months to the lowest comfortable setting- 68° F for most people during the day and 60° F at night or when no one is home.
  • Close fireplace dampers when not in use. For more energy savings, plug the flue opening with a large garbage bag stuffed with fiberglass insulation; hang a long bright ribbon down from the bag as a reminder.
  • Wear a sweater or warm clothing on cold days instead of turning up the heat.
  • Weatherize your home — download our Do-It-Yourself Demonstration.

This article was sponsored by Northwestern Energy. For more great energy saving tips from Northwestern Energy,visit their website and start saving!

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