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How to keep your electric bill low during the cold winter months

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It’s getting colder so you may have no choice but to turn up that thermostat. But while you do that, a higher electricity bill may be in the back of your mind.

The average electricity bill around this time of year is around $90 - $100, but if you don’t do a few things, you may end up paying more.

So, here’s some tips experts suggest:

  • Look for, and fix, all leaks. Having the warmer air leaking out of a crack in the window is one of the biggest ways to keep the furnace running and bill rising.
  • Run your appliances in the evening. Using things like washers and dryers later in the day could save some dollars.
  • Replace all filters. It may not seem like much, but it’s the simple fix that keeps your furnace breathing correctly, leaving you paying less over the long run.
  • Wear something warmer in the house. Did you get a new set of pajamas or a fancy sweater for Christmas? Now's the time to break them out!
  • Control the temperature in your house. Keeping the thermostat on 68 degrees could save energy and keep costs low.

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