Low Temperatures Can Mean Higher Savings

Energy Savings

As fall season kicks into high gear, temperatures drop which means home heating costs begin impacting families’ budgets across Arkansas. But there are steps consumers can take to stay warm and save money.

“By taking a few practical steps we can find the balance of keeping warm and saving money,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “It is unknown what winter will bring this year, but as temperatures drop, keeping energy costs down is important to every family.”

Attorney General Rutledge released the following tips to save energy costs through the colder months:

· Keep curtains open during the day for natural heat, and close them at night to retain the heat.

· Use a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the temperature when no one is home.

· Seal cracks or holes around the home by weather-stripping doors and windows and adding insulation to walls, the attic and crawlspace to prevent it from losing heat.

· Set ceiling fans to spin clockwise to recirculate rising warm air.     MORE

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