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From Weather Stripping to Smart Thermostats: 5 Simple Ways You Can Conserve Energy in Utah and Your Home Plus Save Money

Apr 16, 2020, 11:00 AM

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This article about how you can conserve energy in Utah is Sponsored by Dominion Energy’s ThermWise program and Ivory Homes.


There are some really easy things you can do that can make a big difference. Conserving energy is one of them, and it can save you money. Here are 5 simple ways you can conserve energy in your home

1. Caulking Around Windows

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Air is like water. It likes to take the path of least resistance. If there are gaps for the air to pass through around your windows, you’re definitely going to be feeling a draft. So try using some caulking around that window sill. Caulking fits itself into any tiny space that might not seamlessly seal otherwise. Make sure when you are using the application gun to use the type of caulking that is specific to what you are applying it to. You can fill gaps in less than a minute that will last for years!

2. Weather Stripping

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You can actually reduce wasted energy and fuel costs by using some weather stripping to seal up your exterior doors. Start off by checking where you might have some gaps in your door seals. Try this: Turn off all the light in a room during the day and look at the door. Do you see any light coming from around and under the door? If you have a gap under the door, check to see if you have an adjustable threshold. If so, a few turns with a screwdriver will raise the threshold enough to create a tighter fit and seal the bottom of the door. And if you see light coming from around the door when you flip the lights off, weather stripping is inexpensive and does a great job.

3. Furnace Filter

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Another thing you can do that is low cost to make your house more efficient is to check your furnace filter regularly and change it when it’s dirty. Dirt and debris are going to accumulate in your filter. When that happens, the air has trouble passing through. Then your furnace has to work increasingly harder just to keep your home warm. A clean furnace filter means less fuel to heat your home and a longer life for your HVAC unit.

4. Smart Thermostats

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Installing a smart thermostat in your home can reduce your energy usage and save you money.  Whether you are at home or away, these devices can make small adjustments to ensure you are being the most efficient with your energy usage.  You can also receive a $50 rebate from Dominion Energy on qualified models. Visit thermwise.com for more details.

5. Conserve Energy in Utah with Money-Saving Tips and Helpful Rebates

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Dominion Energy’s ThermWise program offers some great rebate opportunities for homes and businesses. Which one is right for you?

Appliance Rebates

If you are looking to buy a new appliance, rebates could help you save a little bit of money. You can check out the available rebates to see if the appliance you’re looking at is going to qualify for a rebate. Check to see what rebates might be available for you HERE.

Weatherization Rebates

Weatherization in your home can help with maximizing your home’s value and comfort. You can get cash rebates for new windows, insulation, and other home improvements that boost the efficiency of your home and give you comfortable temperatures year-round. You can see what rebates might be available for you HERE.

Business Rebates

Finally, if your business updates equipment to high-efficiency equipment, you might qualify for rebates as well. Your business can qualify for cash-back rebates on many different types of energy-saving equipment. Looking for more info? Check to see what rebates might be available for you HERE.

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From Weather Stripping to Smart Thermostats: 5 Simple Ways You Can Conserve Energy in Utah and Your Home Plus Save Money