As part of its “Watt Watchers: Use Energy Wisely” program, Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Power reminds its customers that now is an excellent time to take easy, inexpensive steps to reduce household energy consumption and lower energy bills this winter.
Reducing air leaks and drafts could cut as much as 10 percent from an average household's monthly energy bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the most common places where air escapes in homes are floors, walls and ceilings, ducts, fireplaces, plumbing, doors, and windows.
To help prepare your home for falling temperatures and conserve energy, Allegheny offers the following tips:
For more information or to request the brochure "100 Ways to Control Your Energy Bill," visit www.alleghenypower.com and click on the Watt Watchers link.