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Energy conservation tips

October 02, 2000

Energy conservation tips



Columbia Gas advises customers to practice the following conservation tips for an energy-efficient home:

- Have your furnace inspected and serviced every year by a qualified heating contractor.

- Change your furnace filter every month.

- Install a programmable thermostat, which can automatically reduce the temperature setting at night and when you are away from home.

- Turn down the temperature of your natural gas water heater to the "warm" setting, about 120 degrees.

- Insulate your water heater tank and the first 6 feet of the hot water supply line using an insulation blanket and pipe wrap.

- Insulate any hot water pipes or heating ducts that run through unheated areas such as crawl spaces and attics.

- Seal up the largest air leaks in your house, including drafty windows and doors, and holes that have been cut for pipes, chimneys and wires.

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- Insulate attics, outside walls and floors over crawl spaces.

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