Have Fun Lowering Your Energy Bills (Fall Edition)

Did you know you can save as much as 10% a year on heating by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F? Here are fun fall activities to save you from paying high energy bills, so you can enjoy spending your money on other activities.

Pick Pumpkins or Apples

Open curtains or blinds for the day, and spend quality time with your family or friends on a pumpkin patch or other fall activities like apple picking, festival, or a corn maze! This will allow outside heat to come into your home and provide warmth. When you’re back at night, temperatures outside will drop, so close your curtains or blinds again to keep the indoor heat from escaping.

Relax in Nature’s Medicine

Did you know that the largest expense in the average U.S. home is space heating, which accounts for about 44% of annual energy bills. Go camping, rent a cabin in the mountains or hike for the weekend to immerse yourself in nature's medicine, and enjoy the crisp air.

Bike or Walk through Fall Foliage

Wear comfortable clothing while biking or walking outdoors, and continue wearing layers while you’re inside. Simply lowering your heat 7 to 10 degrees could save you 10 percent of your energy costs each year, or about 1 percent for each degree you turn back the thermostat.