Fall Energy Savings Tips

Posted: September 5, 2023

As our summer winds down and we move into a cooler fall season, save energy and money by taking control of your energy use.

  • Add or repair weatherstripping on windows and doors to reduce heat loss and drafts.
  • Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan in colder weather. Running the fan in reverse pulls the warm air off the ceiling and disperses it throughout the room.
  • Check your air filters every month to improve air quality, reduce heating costs, and improve the efficiency of your heating system. Be sure to change the filters regularly to keep the system running properly.
  • If you have a programmable thermostat, program it to automatically change the temperature at set times for each day. Temperature is a personal/household decision, but the U.S. Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat to 68˚ while you are awake and at home and lower it while you’re asleep or away from home.
  • Keep furniture, drapes, carpets, and other objects from blocking the vents or registers. Blocked wall/baseboard heaters or register vents prevent heated air from circulating freely around the room. This may cause your heating system to work harder and prevent rooms from warming up to the set temperature on the thermostat.


For more information on energy saving tips, contact Energy Efficiency Services at 360.501.9514, 800.631.1131 or eeservices@cowltizpud.org.