Picture Of Person Chilling On CouchMany of us are spending more time at home so we’re probably using more energy. Here are some no-cost and low-cost energy-saving tips. We know that every little bit helps, especially now.
  1. Switch your ceiling fan’s blade rotation. Hot air rises so reverse your fan’s blades clockwise to help push the warmth back down to you.
  2. Use your exhaust fans sparingly. Your bathroom fans and over hoods are overlooked sources of heat loss in the winter because they can pull warmth from your home.
  3. Weatherize your home by caulking and sealing all seams, cracks and openings to the outside. This can save 10% – 20% on your heating bill.
  4. Rock your winter wardrobe indoors. Make your home your runway and stay bundled in your winter best. Turn your thermostat down 7° - 10° for 8 hours a day, like when you sleep, and you can save up to 10% on your bill. So, slip on your fuzzy socks and flannel pajamas!
  5. Let the sunshine in. Take advantage of the world’s best furnace – the sun! Draw your curtains during the day to naturally heat your home.
  6. Check your home’s insulation. It’s like a winter coat for your house. The heavier it is, the warmer your home will be.
  7. Reduce heat loss from your fireplace. Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Keeping the flue open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter – warm air goes right up the chimney.
  8. Use less hot water (it takes energy to heat up water), wash your clothes in cold water and install low-flow faucets and showerheads. 
  9. Save up to $125 on a smart thermostat. Now through 12/31/20, you can save $75 on the purchase of qualifying smart thermostats. It can be combined with manufacturer rebates for savings up to $125. Learn more at sdge.com/instant.
  10. Use lids on pots and pans. When you do this, you’re conserving heat which reduces cooking time and saves energy.
For more energy-savings tips, visit sdge.com/winter.

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