With fall weather in the forecast, act now to save energy and money
Chillier fall weather is on its way, and PECO reminds customers of easy
tips to help save energy and money. The autumn season is the perfect
time to take a look at the energy efficiency of your home and begin to
prepare for winter.
Here are some easy steps customers can take to save energy and money
this fall and winter:
Keep it sealed. Use caulking or weather stripping around doors,
windows and any openings for utility services. Locks on your windows
can make them tighter and more draft-resistant. A drafty house lets
warm air escape and is much more costly to keep warm – especially
during cooler weather.
Upgrade your insulation. Insulating your home can significantly
reduce your heating costs, while increasing the comfort of your home.
Reducing air leaks – in floors, walls, ceilings, ducts, fireplaces,
plumbing penetrations, doors, windows and vents – could cut 10 percent
from an average household's monthly energy bill.
Check your ducts for air leaks. Look for joints that should be
connected but have separated, as leaky ductwork can increase your
utility bill significantly.
Warm up your system. Service your heating system at the
beginning of each heating season. A well-maintained system will last
longer, operate better and save you money.
Manage your thermostat. Keep thermostats set at a constant,
comfortable level. You can save about 2 percent on your heating bill
for every degree you lower your thermostat.
Be prepared for shorter days. Cover or remove window air
conditioners and adjust outdoor light timers for length of day and/or
daylight savings. Remove screens from windows and install storm
Looking for even more ways to save energy and money? With PECO Smart
House Call, we’ll send an energy advisor to your home, provide a
personal energy assessment and offer energy-efficient upgrades on the
spot. By identifying energy-efficiency opportunities around your home,
you could save up to 20 percent on your monthly energy bill. Learn more
or call 1-888-5PECO-SAVE.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6
million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in
southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region.
PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5
billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014. Founded in 1881,
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate
citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to
numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic
development and community programs and organizations. For more
information visit PECO.com,
and connect with the company on Facebook
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(September 30, 2015 - 12:09 PM EDT)
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