I am writing this post in the middle of the fall, at the beginning of November when the temperatures in our mid-Atlantic region are already in the 20’s at night and freezing during the day. I’m a Florida girl, and these temps this early in the season make me want to hibernate for the next 3-4 months. Worse, we have a heat pump, and those don’t work too well when the weather is below freezing, so we have to look for other ways to keep warm during the winter months without turning on that costly auxiliary heat. Here are some tips to stay warm while keeping your energy bills as low as possible this season.
Today is the first day of summer. I don’t know about where you live, but it is HOT here, and the air conditioning is running between 4 and 7 hours a day here already. Given that cooling can make up 40% or more of your electricity costs during the summer (or so our HVAC tech informed me), consider a few tips to help you reduce your energy bill as much as possible this season.