The US Department of Energy's "Stay Warm, Save Money" program provides a helpful list of easy ways to stay warm this winter while saving money! Remember, it's never too late to save energy!
Take Advantage of Heat from the Sun
Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Cover Drafty Windows
Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration.
Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing.
Adjust the Temperature
When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable.
When you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10°–15° for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
Find and Seal Leaks
Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes ("plumbing penetrations"), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets.
Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.
Maintain Your Heating Systems
Lower Your Holiday Lighting Costs
Use light-emitting diode—or "LED"—holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays.
Look for Financial Incentives: Rebates and incentives can help make your weatherization project affordable. Learn about applicable rebates from the federal government, Questar and Rocky Mountain Power.
Learn more at our "How To" for homes page.
If you meet certain income criteria, you may qualify for free weatherization from the State Low Income Weatherization Program.