Marietta Power and Water offers its customers ways to stay warm and keep costs down this winter. January and February always seem to be Georgia’s coldest months, when winter’s chill is felt the most.
How to stay warm and save money
- Don’t set your thermostat higher than you actually want it. Your home won’t heat any faster, and your furnace will run longer than needed.
- Vacuum heat registers and vents regularly, and don’t let furniture and draperies block the flow of air.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed at night to keep cold air out, but open them during the day to allow the warm sun in.
- Add area rugs to hardwood or tile floors to keep your feet warm.
- For added insulation, place heavy furniture such as bookshelves and sofas along exterior walls and use decorative quilts as wall hanging. This will block cold air.
- If drafts are sneaking in under your doors, block them with a rolled-up towel or blanket or a decorative draft protector available at home decorating stores or craft shows.
- Seal drafty doors and windows with caulk, weather-stripping, or plastic film.
- Install more attic insulation. Upgrading from three to 12 inches can cut heating costs and add warmth to your home.
For more information, call Marietta Power and Water at 770-794-5100 or visit mariettapowerandwater.com.