Ask Eddie - Saving on winter heating bill

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Updated: 10/22/2013 11:16 am
If you haven't caved in yet this fall by turning on your heater, it's probably safe to say you can't hold out much longer with colder temperatures around the corner. 

Our Eddie Griffis gives advice on how to save on your winter heating bill.

"If you woke up earlier this week like I did to the cold temperatures in your house," Griffis said. "Maybe you hadn't cranked up the furnace or heated up the house yet. Some ways that you can try to save some money this winter to try to keep from paying those astronomical energy bills, especially gas bills because definitely gas goes up in the winter months because there is a higher demand. Be sure to change and clean all of your furnace filters so that you get the most efficiency out of your heating unit. Also set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees so it's not trying to stay warm all the time. They even have timers now that you can put on your water heater so it's heating at specific times of the day so that will definitely save on your heating costs. During the winter set your thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 58 degrees when you're away from your home. And be sure to close vents and doors in unused rooms, also close your cabinets and closet doors so that the outside walls do not leak any of that air out. The main thing if you do some of these things, hopefully you do not get the high dollar energy bill at the end of the month."

For more information for the producer and consumer, be sure to catch Eddie weekdays on West Texas Ag Life starting at 1 p.m. on AM 950, 100.7 FM. 

Also if you have any questions or comments for Eddie, email those to agday@fox34.com. 
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