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Cold Weather Tips

  • Seal windows with plastic and double sided tape.
  • Doors can be sealed with foam/felt strips, spray foam, or even a sock filled with rice.
  • When temperatures go below freezing, use a faucet cover or pipe covers to prevent frozen pipes.
  • Set your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees lower when you’re not home. 
  • Set your ceiling fan to turn clockwise. 
  • Open curtains during the day to let in natural heat, then close them at night to keep heat in. 
  • Replace dirty air filters in your heating system.
  • Put on an air conditioner cover during the winter to reduce drafts.
  • Wear slippers and light sweaters so you can lower the temperature a few degrees.
  • Cover up with a blanket when sitting still at home.


General Tips

Warm Weather Tips