Posted: Sep 16, 2011 5:22 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
As the cooler weather creeps in, you'll want to make sure it stays outside and doesn't find its way into your home.
Springs Utilities offered some helpful tips to help you save some money on your heating bill this winter, as well as to get some money back through rebates.
You can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 15% through caulking, weather-stripping and adding insulation.
It's important to seal windows, doors, attic hatches and to add attic insulation. Making sure that cracks or holes are sealed in ceiling ducts is also an energy saving tip.
Making sure you change your furnace filter and keeping it clean will also ensure air can easily and efficiently move through equipment.
Rebates for many of these improvements are available, but time running out.
"You need to put in your paper work by October 1st and have the work done by November 4th, otherwise you won't get to apply for the rebate money until next year," says Doug Bursnall from Springs Utilities.
Click here to be directed to see if you qualify for the rebates and for the proper paperwork.