Save Money & Energy This Winter
05 Jan 2024
The weather outside may be frightful, but your UGI bill doesn’t need to be! Here are a few ways to start saving now.
- Insulate your attic. Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated? Consider checking your home’s insulation this winter. Since heat rises, the attic is a good place to start. If your attic is under-insulated, it will go right through your home’s ceiling, past the roof, and into the atmosphere. As a general rule, if you have less than 12 inches of attic insulation, you probably need more.
- Lower your thermostat to a recommended 68 degrees and make sure your heating system is running efficiently by scheduling a service check. For each degree you lower the thermostat, you can save up to 5% on heating costs.
- Set your water heater to 120 degrees or the lowest setting. Reduce hot water usage by installing faucet aerators and efficient flow showerheads. Keep the heat in by insulating your water heater and hot water pipes.
- Let the sun keep you warm. Open curtains during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Once the sun has set, close them to keep heat in.
- Long winter nights can mean more “on” hours for lights. Switch to energy efficient LEDS to light your home for less. They last 15 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use up to 90% less energy. Sensors, dimmers, or timers on lights can also help reduce lighting use.
- It takes more energy to pump air into a space where the vents are blocked, so be sure to unblock vents where possible.
For more ways to save energy and money in your home, visit www.ugi.com/rebates-for-home.