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Weatherization Tips from the Experts at PWC

Posted on January 20, 2011 by

As the Tri-State area is covered in inches of snow, the weatherization experts at PWC have provided a few tips to help make your house warm and cozy without racking up the heating bill.

-- Utilize weather stripping in drafty areas around the house.

-- Use a digital thermostat to regulate the temperature at different times of the day.

-- Replace your furnace filter. You should replace filters every 30 to 60 days to keep your furnace in tip-top shape. To test if you need new filters, hold your furnace filters up to a bright light, and if it is difficult to see the light, it is time to replace them.

-- Turn your hot water heater down to 120 degrees to save money. Insulate your hot water supply pipes using polyurethane foam pipe wrap.

-- Ensure all windows are closed and locked. Put plastic over your windows if you do not have newer-type replacement windows.

-- Insulate your attic. Caulk gaps or use expandable foam around windows and doors to prevent air infiltration. 

 

Tips like these have helped PWC’s low-income clients reduce home energy expenditures by as much as 20 percent while improving the safety, comfort and living conditions of their homes. Do you know someone who is in need of weatherization services from People Working Cooperatively? Give us a call at (513) 351-7921.



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