Simple steps 'lead to lower bills from dual fuel providers'
Households that wish to reduce the amount they pay to dual fuel providers each month could follow several simple steps in order to achieve this.
USA Today recommends setting a property's thermostat to the lowest possible temperature, perhaps dropping it by ten degrees compared with normal levels.
It then suggests relying on the heat and light of the sun rather than from a provider.
This means opening the curtains on south-facing windows during the day to make the most of the brightness produced naturally, while insulation can help to keep warmth in.
The newspaper adds lowering the temperature of a water heater is another good move – "most are set at 140 degrees, but you'll have plenty of hot water at 115 to 120 degrees," it states.
Sealing the chimney is the final step towards a home with increased energy efficiency and smaller invoices from dual fuel providers.
Stephanie Barton, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, recently suggested turning electrical appliances off when they are not in use can have a big effect on power consumption.
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