Winter Energy Tips

Stay Warm Without Breaking the Bank

As the temperature drops outside, follow these tips for staying warm and cozy while saving energy and money.

Lower Your Thermostat in the Winter

Home heating is the largest user of energy and offers the greatest opportunity for savings. Lowering the thermostat by just one degree can reduce your heating bill by up to 3%. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day when you are home, and 5 to 10 degrees when you are away and at bedtime, if health conditions permit.

Close Fireplace Dampers When Not in Use

Stop warm air from escaping through chimneys.

Move Furniture and Drapes Away From Heat Sources

Remove furniture or items which block vents. Open any register or baseboard dampers.

Use Ceiling Fans

Use a ceiling fan for better circulation of warm air.

Cover Window Air Conditioners

Remove or cover window air conditioners to reduce drafts.

Replace Old Windows

Replace old, drafty windows with new, energy-efficient windows for added insulation and less heat loss.

Seal Basement Windows and Doors

Use weather stripping or caulk to seal up cracks and prevent drafts in windows and doorframes. Beneath doors, install draft guards available at hardware stores.

Find more ways to save with PSE&G's Home Energy Toolkit