Cold temperatures hitting the Hoosier state again this week means an increased demand for energy, which can lead to higher energy costs. Energy Indiana suggests Hoosiers get a home energy assessment to make sure you are using energy wisely. Officials report over 100-thousand homeowners have already received home energy assessments, giving them the tools they need to start saving by decreasing energy usage and raising their home's performance, and they say the start of the year is the perfect time to make a commitment to energy efficiency. To learn more visit http://energizingindiana.com/
or call 1.888.446.7750. Energizing Indiana is also on Twitter (@Energizing_IN) and Facebook (Energizing Indiana).
Ten ways to be energy conscious in 2014
1. Replace standard light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs.
2. During the winter, set the switch on your ceiling fans to clockwise to push warm air down that has pooled at the ceiling.
3. When possible, wash clothes in cold water.
4. Change furnace filters every couple of months.
5. Use high-efficiency faucet aerators and showerheads.
6. Use all major appliances early in the morning or late at night.
7. Avoid placing lamps or televisions near thermostats.
8. Seal air leaks around doors and windows.
9. Keep the refrigerator temperature between 35°F and 38°F and the freezer at 0°F.
10. When purchasing new lighting, appliances and electronics, look for the ENERGY STAR ® label.