Word on the Street

Vanessa

Vanessa Aragon, Conservation Analyst says,

“Weatherize your home. You can save 10 to 25 percent on your heating bill by simply caulking, sealing and weather-stripping around all windows and outside doors.”

ReThink Winter

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Be Energy Efficient in winter

Set your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower during the winter months. For each degree you increase the temperature from the recommended setting, you can increase your bill up to 4 percent.

Check your heating system's filters once a month and clean or replace as needed. Maintaining the system helps it to run longer while using less energy.

Saving Water in the Bathroom

Keep your money from running down the drain:

Fourteen percent of all indoor water use is from dripping faucets and leaking toilets — that's ten gallons of water per person, per day.

Check for toilet leaks by dripping a few drops of food coloring in your tank and waiting 15 minutes. If the color shows up in the bowl, you have a leak.

If your sink or bathtub faucet drips and the handle is completely turned off, you have a leak. Replace the rubber O-ring or washer inside the valve.

If you have to jiggle the handle to stop a toilet from running, the flapper, connecting chain or handle assemble needs adjusting or replacing.

Check the water level in the toilet tank. It should be about one inch below the top of the overflow tube or the water line when the water stops after flushing. If the water level stops below the top of the overflow tube or the above adjustment doesn't work, the float control needs replacing.

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