Energy Makeover Contest
"12 MONTH CHALLENGE TO SAVE MONEY AND WIN BIG"
You could be a winner! The Energy Makeover Contest gives you twelve chances to win valuable prizes to enhance efficiency and conservation efforts in your home or business. Each month we will focus on a new topic to help you learn how little changes can help you save big! The information gathered will help Sioux Valley Energy continue to educate our members about energy saving practices, safety, and ensure the programs we offer meet your needs.
Challenge Month #3 - Unwrap Winter Savings
The holidays are fast approaching and the snowflakes will be too. It’s that time of year when we bundle up and kick on the furnace. Heating a home typically accounts for about 48% of your utility bill. Take the challenge this month and use the checklist to unwrap some winter savings this holiday season.
- Maintain your heating system. Schedule maintenance services for your heating system to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.
- Check your furnace filter. Be sure to clean or replace your heating and cooling system’s air filter. At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty filter clogs the system making it work harder to keep you warm.
- Set your thermostat as low as comfortable. Turning your thermostat down just a couple degrees can save you money. The
- Department of Energy recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit to boost energy savings. If your home is vacant most of the day, you may want to consider a programmable thermostat to help your conservation efforts. It can reduce your usage as much as 10% by automatically turning down temperatures 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours a day. Choose a programmable thermostat that is appropriate for your type of heating system and read the instructions to ensure you get the optimal benefit based on the efficiency of your equipment.
- Take advantage of heat from the sun. Open your curtains during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home and close them at night to reduce the chill from the cold windows.
ENTER FOR A CHANGE TO WIN A NEST WIFI LEARNING THERMOSTAT VALUES AT $250!! Please complete the entry form and hit submit.