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FOX 2 Energy Team and DTE Energy Winter Tips

FOX 2 Energy Team and DTE Energy Winter Tips

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The FOX2 Energy Team and DTE Energy have these tips to save you energy and money this winter!

In a typical home, heating and cooling account for more than half of the home's energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most households.  Here's what you can do:

  • Keep your thermostat as low as comfortably possible. For each degree you set your thermostat below 72°F, you can reduce your heating costs by approximately 3 percent. 
  • Install a programmable thermostat. You can save energy heating your home by turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 percent for 8 hours or more. A programmable thermostat could save you $500 over three years.
  • Keep your furnace well-maintained following the manufacturer's guidelines. Clean or replace the air filter regularly.
  • Check ductwork for air leaks, especially at joints. Seal off leaks with foil-faced tape rather than duct tape.
  • Check vents and registers to ensure drapes and furniture do not block airflow.

Find out how you can save in every room - every day!  Go to DTE Energy's Interactive Energy House!

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