A new season has arrived, and cooler weather is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for crisp fall weather.
Idaho Power offers the following energy efficiency tips to get your home ready for fall:
- Replace or clean your air filters before the heating season begins. Clean filters improve efficiency and help your system last longer.
- Check for air leaks around outside doors and windows. If you can feel a draft, caulk, add weather-stripping or adjust hardware for a better fit. (This also helps keep insects and spiders from coming in!)
- Reverse the direction of ceiling fans so they run clockwise. When set on low, they gently push warm air near the ceiling down the walls and into the room.
- Set the temperature of your water heater so the water at the tap is 120°F.
- Install LEDs in the most-used areas of your home to save energy as the days get shorter.
- Ensure you have adequate attic insulation. Idaho Power recommends a minimum insulation level of R-38 for most areas. Colder climates and Oregon need R-49.
For more energy efficiency tips, programs and incentives, visit idahopower.com/save.