As we enter the colder months, you can perform these
effective and simple tasks around the house to stay safe and comfortable, while
continuing to manage energy costs.
- Get a utility checkup. Energy
audits/checkups are can help identify issues that can affect your energy usage,
such as leaky faucets, gaps and cracks, inefficient light bulbs, and older
- Turn off phantom energy users. Unplug anything with a digital
display or cluster like items (such as a scanner, printer, and paper shredder)
on a power strip that you can turn off and on as needed. These items use a significant
amount of energy, even when it’s not operating.
- Seal any gaps. Tiny cracks and gaps
in a typical home can cause the same loss of energy and comfort as leaving a
window open year-round. Use caulk or weatherstripping around doors and window
frames. Check for gaps where pipes enter your home, and seal them with
expanding foam insulation.
To learn how you can save with WGL Energy this winter season
or call 1-833-61-GREEN (1-833-614-7336) to speak with one of our energy