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Winter Conservation Tips
January 7, 2015

Living comfortably during a Memphis winter can be challenging, but it does not have to be costly.

What are some of the easiest ways to stay warm and save?

If you are looking for some easy and free ways to save energy and money this winter, follow these steps:

  • Set your thermostat at 68° or lower when you're home. Every degree below 68° can save four percent on your heating bills.
  • Wear layered clothing and thick socks to keep warm, then set your thermostat even lower.
  • At bedtime, lower your thermostat and add extra blankets.
  • Lower or turn off thermostat when leaving your home for four hours or more.
  • Close garage doors, cover foundation vents, and close off vents and doors to seldom-used rooms.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed at night and on cloudy days; open curtains on sunny days for warmth.
  • Place rolled-up towels inside against bottom of exterior doors and window sills to block wintry drafts.
  • Adjust your water heater temperature to 120° or "warm." It still provides hot water and avoids scalding.

Safety Tips:
Portable Generators
Portable Space Heaters
Burst Water Pipes