You too can have fancy LED bulbs light up your life. In fact, we recommend it. It’ll save you energy, money and keep your home shining brighter. It’s basically magic.
Heat rises, which is great for heating your home, but it’s less great if the heat is blocked by members of your furniture. Make sure nothing gets in the way of what your heating vents or radiators have to offer.
Don’t let the size of an air leak fool you. Even the smallest cracks can put a dent in your heat supply. Search for air leaks, find them, and seal ‘em up. In that order.
Ever notice that second window next to your main window? That second window was put there to help you keep the heat where it belongs: inside. Keep your storms shut and save times two.
Put a lid on it! Seriously, covering your pots and pans with lids while you’re cooking speeds up cooking time and keeps the heat where you need it most.
From washing the dishes to washing your clothes, the water heater has a big job to do. So save the hot water for bath time; your clothes can’t feel the difference anyway.
Doors are pretty great at keeping just about everything that belongs inside, inside. Except for warm air. But not to fear, there’s a guard for that draft.
Those glass-covered holes in your house can lose a ton of heat during the colder months. Here’s how to cover them and keep your heating bill from going out the window.
Similar to a real hug, wrapping your pipes in the cushy arms of insulation warms them inside and out. So go hug your pipes; your water heater will thank you for it.
Even if your fireplace isn’t on fire, it’s still designed to keep the cold from coming down the chimney. See how the slight push of a lever can keep your heating costs from going up, up and away.
No matter how cold it gets out there, the polar vortex is no match for the power of sunlight. Keep your blinds open during sunning hours to optimize your heat-to-happiness ratio.
You don’t need a backyard in order to hang-dry your laundry. Save the environment and your energy bill the trouble when you let your clothes dry the old fashioned way.
Routine is good for all of us, including your thermostat. Leaving for the day? Turning in for the night? Make sure your thermostat is set to chill out when you’re out.
Lowering your heat doesn’t have to end at the thermostat. Lower your water temperature as well and you’ll be on your way to becoming a regular temp-lowering wizard.
Just like you, your water heater loves to snuggle up in a warm blanket during the winter months. So be a friend and keep your heater happy and your home warm.
We'd welcome your feedback!
Thank you for visiting Xcel Energy. You have been selected to participate in a brief customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we can improve your experience.
The survey is designed to measure your entire experience, so please look for it at the conclusion of your visit
This survey is conducted by an independent company MaritzCX, on behalf of the site you are visiting.