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December 11, 2017

PSE&G Offers 10 Ways to Stay Warm for Less

(Dec. 11, 2017 - Newark, N.J.) – With frigid weather on the way, PSE&G offers tips to help customers stay warm while saving money. 

Cold weather tips:

  1. Lower your thermostat by just 1 degree, which may reduce your heating bill by up to 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day when you are home, and 5 to 10 degrees when you are away and at bedtime, if health conditions permit.
  2. Change thermostat batteries once a year, or when the low battery indicator appears on the digital display.
  3. Close fireplace dampers when not in use.
  4. Close and latch windows.
  5. Move furniture and drapes away from heating registers, radiators and baseboard element covers. Open register or baseboard dampers. 
  6. Remove or cover window air conditioners to reduce drafts.
  7. Open your curtains and blinds that face the sun on sunny days to warm your home, and close them at night to keep the warm air inside.
  8. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal cracks and prevent drafts in windows and doorframes. Beneath doors, install draft guards available at hardware stores.
  9. Keep your garage door closed if the garage is attached to the house.
  10. Check for sufficient water levels in the sight glass for steam heating systems to ensure maximum efficiency. Clean or replace the furnace filter on hot air heating systems.

Visit PSE&G’s Home Energy Toolkit at www.pseg.com/toolkit. You can calculate the energy efficiency of your home and find out how to save energy and money on appliances and heating systems.

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Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.


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