Take control of your energy costs during cold-weather periods

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 19:14 PM.

*   A complete tune-up of the home heating system can cost anywhere from $50 to $100 or more, but this is a worthwhile investment and can reduce your heating bill from 3 to 10 percent.  Remember to replace your filter every month. Talk to a Gulf Power representative: 1-877-655-4001.

*   Duct leakage can account for 20 percent of your heating and cooling cost. Getting ducts sealed should be at the top of the list for making your home energy efficient.

Insulation

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective energy saving measures.

Weather-stripping and caulking

Weather-strip door jambs and caulk any cracks around windows to prevent cool air from entering your home.

Window units



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