NIPSCO’s Energy Efficiency Day Tips: Keep the Cold at Bay and Your Bills in Check”
Merrillville, Ind. – As Energy Efficiency Day dawns on October 4th, NIPSCO is here with a wealth of knowledge to help you keep the cold at bay while ensuring your energy bills don’t send chills down your spine this holiday season and beyond.
Embracing six invaluable tips, NIPSCO invites you to make the most of your energy efficiency:
- Harness Natural Light: Don’t underestimate the warmth that natural light can bring to your home. Leave those curtains open during daylight hours to soak in the free heat. Besides, natural light offers a host of benefits, including enhanced vision, improved sleep, and a boost to your overall mood.
- Thermostat TLC: Be mindful of how high you crank up the thermostat in the winter. Higher settings not only result in escalating energy bills but also put your HVAC system to the test. Lowering the thermostat just a few degrees can make a noticeable difference.
- Hot Water Savings: Ensure your water heater temperature doesn’t exceed 120 degrees. This not only conserves energy but also prevents scalding accidents.
- Seal Cracks and Leaks: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, sealing air leaks can slash energy expenses by 5-30%. Spend some time caulking and weatherstripping your windows and doors to stop those energy-draining drafts.
- Furnace Care: Don’t get caught in the cold; schedule your annual furnace maintenance well before winter arrives. A professional HVAC technician will ensure your furnace is in top shape for its season-long performance.
- ENERGY STAR Products: When shopping for electronics, keep an eye out for ENERGY STAR labels. These certified high-efficiency products consume up to 65% less energy compared to their non-certified counterparts.
Beyond these energy-saving gems, NIPSCO offers a wide range of programs to help customers cut their energy expenses, including rebates, home energy assessments, and an online marketplace. For more information on NIPSCO’s Energy Efficiency programs and to access these invaluable tips, visit NIPSCO.com/SAVE.
It’s essential to remember that small changes can lead to significant energy savings, making your home cozier and your wallet happier.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO) has been dedicated to serving the energy needs of northern Indiana for over a century. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO proudly caters to approximately 850,000 natural gas and 483,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is an integral part of NiSource (NYSE: NI), one of the United States’ largest fully regulated utility companies, serving approximately 3.7 million natural gas and electric customers through local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. For more insights into NIPSCO and NiSource, visit NIPSCO.com and NiSource.com.