Smart habits for your home: Take comfort in warmth, savings, and energy efficiency this fall and winter season


Stay on top of savings as temperatures drop by implementing these easy, at-home measures:

  • Install a programmable thermostat and set it to accurately follow your schedule. We offer savings and rebates for smart thermostats, learn more on our Rebates and Energy Efficiency Programs page linked below.
  • Schedule a yearly tune-up for your heating system with a licensed contractor to keep your system in tip-top shape and try adjusting upstairs vents in a two-story home to counter the effect of warm air rising from the first floor.
  • Change your air filter regularly. Inspecting your air filter is key, especially during heavy use months in winter and summer. If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change or clean your filter every three months. A dirty filter will waste energy by slowing down air flow and making your system work harder.
  • Have a natural gas fireplace? If your fireplace doesn't have glass doors, consider having a set installed to help keep warm air in the house. When not in use, close fireplace dampers, if possible.
  • With holiday cooking and family gatherings, kitchens are particularly vulnerable to excessive warming. If you have them, adjust the kitchen vents until the room is comfortable.