Our heating bills can go through the roof during a long Utah winter, but did you know there are some easy ways to prevent that?
Therm, the Dominion Energy Wise Guy, stopped by to share his favorite ways to not just save money on your energy bill long-term, but to actually get rebates by picking energy-efficient appliances!
"We are still doing rebates for purchasing proper weatherization and high efficiency appliances," Therm said. "Some of our more popular rebates are on: Furnaces; smart thermostats (Nest, Ecobee, etc.); water heaters; insulation; windows."
Therm reminded us to also change our furnace filters so our furnaces don't have to work harder to heat the home (and to keep air clean)!
Rebated for new appliances are great, but what if you have already upgraded your appliances or live in a newer home?
"There are still many ways to ensure you're saving money and that your home is energy efficient," he said. "You can do things like: Look for leaks around windows, doors, plumbing, ducts and electrical outlets; eliminate air leaks in your home with sealants or weather stripping; close vents and doors in unused rooms and close dampers on unused fireplaces; keep heat registers and air-return vents clear."
These are just general tips; Dominion Energy has more specific energy-efficiency tips on their website: ThermWise.com, And if you don't know where to start, they recommend you get a Home Energy Plan.
Therm explained, "A Home Energy Plan is when a Dominion Energy home energy expert visits your home for $25 and inspect every nook and cranny, then they give you a detailed report on where you are losing energy and money. If you incorporate any of the energy expert's rebate-qualified recommendations, Dominion Energy will credit the $25 charge back to your bill. You can request a Home Energy Plan at ThermWise.com."