As an Energy Upgrade California Tier II Agency, FIRM is pleased to bring you helpful information about saving energy this winter! Please read the following tips on keeping your energy use and costs down this winter.
Now that daylight savings time has passed, it’s time to prepare your home for colder temperatures. Keeping your home warm – and keeping your utility bill low – actually can go hand in hand.
There are many ways you can prepare your home for the winter weather. Simple things like properly sealing windows and door-frames could drastically decrease your energy demand and keep the warm air inside. Checking your furnace filter monthly during heavy winter use and replacing it when dirty can reduce energy usage and prolong the life of your furnace.
For homeowners looking for a more comprehensive approach to managing their energy use, the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program is for you. This program takes a whole-house approach to energy upgrades that will make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and save you money.
There is also an income-qualified program called the Energy Savings Assistance Program that helps renters and homeowners with no-cost energy efficiency solutions. Qualified homeowners may be eligible for appliance upgrades and installation for products such as energy-saving furnaces, energy efficient refrigerators, and air conditioning units.
Information about these programs and many more can be found at EnergyUpgradeCA.org. This site is your source for information, tools, and programs that YOU can implement today to efficiently manage energy and make your home more comfortable.
Simple steps can lead to big results. We’re all in this together. We can all take part in helping California stay golden for generations to come.