PECO offers tips to fall into energy savings

Chillier fall weather is on its way, and PECO wants to remind customers of easy tips to help save energy and money.

The autumn season is the perfect time to take a look at the energy efficiency of your home and begin to prepare for winter, according to a PECO press release. Here are some easy steps customers can take to save energy and money this fall and winter:

  • Keep it sealed. Use caulking or weather stripping around doors, windows and any openings for utility services. Locks on your windows can make them tighter and more draft-resistant. A drafty house lets warm air escape and is much more costly to keep warm – especially during cooler weather.
  • Upgrade your insulation. Insulating your home can significantly reduce your heating costs, while increasing the comfort of your home. Reducing air leaks – in floors, walls, ceilings, ducts, fireplaces, plumbing penetrations, doors, windows and vents – could cut 10 percent from an average household's monthly energy bill.
  • Check your ducts for air leaks. Look for joints that should be connected but have separated, as leaky ductwork can increase your utility bill significantly.
  • Warm up your system. Service your heating system at the beginning of each heating season. A well-maintained system will last longer, operate better and save you money.
  • Manage your thermostat. Keep thermostats set at a constant, comfortable level. You can save about 2 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
  • Be prepared for shorter days. Cover or remove window air conditioners and adjust outdoor light timers for length of day and/or daylight savings. Remove screens from windows and install storm windows.

To save more, consider PECO Smart House Call, which involves sending an energy advisor to your home to do an assessment. By identifying energy-efficiency opportunities around your home, you could save up to 20 percent on your monthly energy bill. Learn more at




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