Because we are comfortable only when you are, we want to share a few energy tips we’ve collected since 1946.
Stay Warm In The Winter Without Sacrificing Savings.
Do you feel the need to turn down the heat, layer on the sweaters, and accept the cold? Try out these energy tips before you throw in the towel on a warm home this winter. Energy conservation doesn’t have to mean blue fingers and toes! We offer ways to conserve energy without sacrificing comfort or savings.
Well-Maintained Equipment Operates More Efficiently.
Change your furnace filters monthly.
Inspect your entire system for efficiency.
Use an ENERGY STAR® qualified programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature of your home when you are away.
Winterizing Your Home Increases Heat Retention.
Arrange furniture so couches, chairs, and beds are on interior walls.
Keep furniture, rugs, boxes and other items from blocking vents or radiators and restricting air circulation.
Protect against drafts around window and doors by caulking and applying weather stripping.
Open drapes during the day to let in sunlight and trap heat. Close the drapes when the sun goes down to conserve the heat from the day.
Manage Overall Energy Costs During Winter Months.
Install flow-restricting showerheads.
Wash full loads of laundry, instead of several small loads, and save both hot water and electricity.
Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and appliances that are not in use.
Put your computer monitor to sleep between uses during the day, and turn it off at night.
Planning And Budgeting In The Summer Months Goes A Long Way.
Evaluate the benefits of purchasing a gas fireplace or stove for supplemental heating. These units burn efficiently and take the pressure off your central heating system.
Choose a Dixie budget payment plan. Spreading out payments evenly creates less of a burden on your monthly budget in the winter months.
Take advantage of Dixie’s Pre-buy and Price Cap protection plans.