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Monday, April 19, 2010


The following are some tips showing how to use less energy which will save money from your high winter gas bills. These are the information given from PSEG Of New Jersey.

LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT:Every degree you lower your thermostat can result in 3% savings in energy costs. Using a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature according to a preset schedule can also help.

REDUCE YOUR HOT WATER USAGE:Lower your hotwater heater from 150degree to 120degree to see savings of upto 16%. Wash your clothes in cold water.Take short shower instead of a bath.
USE THE SUN'S RAYS TO HELP HEAT YOUR HOME:Raise shades and open drapes on windows facing south on sunny days. Keep curtains closed and shades down at night or on cloudy days.

SEAL UP AND SAVE: Check for holes and cracks around windows,doors,light fixtures,outlets and walls. You can save 10% or more on your energy bill by reducing air leaks. Seal leaks with caulking or weather stripping.

REPLACE FURNACE FILTERS: A dirty or clogged filter will demand more energy and slow down the heating process.Change your filter every month to keep your heating system working efficiently.
Visit or call 1-800-854-4444 to request a free energy savers brochure.

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