As winter temperatures begin to drop, Georgia Power encourages customers to keep safety in mind. Colder weather can also mean higher energy bills and, as the low temperatures continue this winter, Georgia Power provides customers with a variety of free tools and resources to help them stay warm while saving money and energy. Customers can make small changes today that can deliver big savings throughout the winter and year-round.
Georgia Power offers the following home safety and energy-saving tips in mind to stay warm, safe and save money this winter.
Heating accounts for as much as 50 percent of a home's typical winter energy usage. Maximize the efficiency of the unit by changing the filters once a month, or every three month for pleated filters. Ensure that heating vents are clear of any obstructions, such as furniture or drapes.
Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower and maintain a sonsisten temperature in the house. Each additional degree has a substantial impact on energy costs. Install a programable thermostat that automaticallu adjusts the home's temperature setting when you are away from the house, and save up to $100 a year in energy costs, plus Georgia Power rebates of up to $100.
For additional video tips for preparing for winter weather, visit the Winter Prep page.