Winter Energy Tips
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