Conserve Energy, Save Money this Winter!

Posted by admin on 2023-11-20 10:00:00

As your full-service home comfort company, Skaggs-Walsh understands the costs that come with maintaining a warm and cozy home in the winter. We are always on the lookout for money-saving tips to help our customers with their annual energy expenses. The energy experts we have at Skaggs-Walsh put together a list of tips that can help seal your warm air in and keep the wasted energy out!


Here are our favorite, low-cost, do-it-yourself tips to lower your heating bills:

  1. Correct air leaks around windows, doors and electrical outlets and repair weather stripping and caulking. Don’t forget the gap between your thresholds and doors! Use a bottom seal to stop drafts.
  2. Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and freezing.
  3. Remove air conditioning units from windows.
  4. Close your kitchen vent, fireplace damper and closet doors when not in use.
  5. Wash clothes in the coolest water possible. 80 percent of the cost to run your washer is used for heating the water. Then, since your dryer retains heat, dry loads back-to-back.
  6. Switch your ceiling fans to spin in a clockwise motion. This creates an updraft and circulates warm air around the room.

All these tips help seal up your home and keep that valuable warm air you are paying for stay inside! Visit our website for more money-saving conservation tips and news about how we can help keep your home and heating equipment working at their best. Have a question? Just call Skaggs-Walsh at (718) 353-7000.