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Tips for Energy Conservation - Home Heating
  • Have at least 6 inches of insulation in attic floor.
  • Weather-strip windows, doors, attic door or trapdoor.
  • Caulk around exterior doors, windows, and ceiling fixtures upstairs.
  • Insulate unheated basement ceilings.
  • Close drapes at night, open in daytime.
  • Home Cooling
  • Properly insulate, caulk, weather-strip.
  • Locate thermostat where it will accurately measure temperature; mount on level and keep free of dust.
  • Set air conditioning thermostat no lower than 78-80 and don't keep changing.
  • Keep shades down, drapes drawn.
**Energy Conservation Tips provided by the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration