-- according to Atlanta Gas Light Company
Below are tips for conserving Natural gas:
Heating and Cooling:
Each degree of heating or cooling can cost an additional four to five percent in energy
- Install a programmable thermostat that adjusts temperatures when you are home and when you are away. You could save 10-15 % annually by programming your thermostat 5° lower for at least 8 hours a day during the winter.
- Open draperies/blinds/shutters during the day time to let the sun's warmth in and close them at night to slow the loss of heat.
- Clear all registers of furniture.
- Use a humidifier during colder months. When air is moist it feels warmer which will allow you to lower the temperature and still feel comfortable.
- Set your thermostat to 65-67° while you are home and lower it to 55-60° degrees when you are not home or asleep.
- Use kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans wisely; in just 1 hour, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air. Turn fans off as soon as they have done the job.
- Turn off the lights in any room you are not using and consider installing timers, photo cells, or occupancy sensors to reduce the amount of time your lights are on.
- Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37 to 40° F for the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator and 5° F for the freezer section. If you have a separate freezer for long-term storage, it should be kept at 0°s F.
costs. Leaving the thermostat at the factory setpoints will maintain comfort without breaking
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