New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 6, 1996, Page 9

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 06, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung g Friday, December 6, 1996 g 9AInexpensive steps can cut into heating bills lf the thought of your approaching winter utility bill gives you the chills, take heart. There are several simple and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your heating costs. Michael Lamb, an energy consultant with the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse, says one of the simplest and most cost effective methods is to install a programmable thermostat. According to Lamb, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American household can save 3 percent on its heating bill for every one degree lower the thermostat is set. With a programmable thermostat, you can easily reduce the average temperature inside your house by several degrees with no loss of comfort. Think of a programmable thermostat like a housesitter. While you’re away, it automatically decreases the indoor temperature to a setting you select. You waste less energy heating your home when no one is there. Just before you arrive home in the evening, the programmable thermostat adjusts the temperature to make your home cozy and warm. The same is true each night while you’re sleeping. The programmable thermostat lowers the temperature while you are asleep, then raises the heat just before you get up each morning. In the meantime, you saved a bundle. Programmable thermostats make programming for energy savings quick and easy. There are many brands on the market, and prices and options vary. Another important step when “winterizing” your home, says Lamb, is to seal and heavily insulate the attic floor. “The attic floor in most houses is full of holes,” Lamb said. “These holes are created during the construction process, and then covered up with wall board and insulation. The homeowner has no way of knowing that the problem exists.” The holes act like hundreds of little chimneys all winter Jong, serving as escape routes for your home’s warmer, more buoyant air. Therefore, as the warm air rises, so do your utility bills. To air-seal the attic floor, the existing insulation and floor boards must be moved, and seams, cracks and hoyles must be filled with a specially designed sealant. Once the attic floor is sealed, adequate insulation should follow, ensuring that the eaves get top priority. Lamb maintains that attics were not designed for storage. “The insulation cannot do its job if the Christmas decorations are piled on top of it,” he explains. “I recommend hanging a catwalk from O 6 Smart Steps to Prepare for Winter Save up to 33% by installing a programmable thermostat Investing now Hi these simple and inexpensive energy savers will result in big dividends ^ for this winter and for many A cold seasons ^ mmm- Q o Save up to 15% by sealing and heavily insulating the attic floor Save up to 10% by insulating your hot water heater and the pipes that lead to and from it Save up to •% by making sure your heating system is operating at top efficiency Save up to 5% by caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doors Save up to 3% by making sure the damper to the fireplace is tight fitting and closed when not in use (Graphic courtesy of Hunter Fan Company) Percentage of energy savings provided by Memphis Light Gas and Water and the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse Results may vary due to different conditions the attic’s rafters and realizing the attic’s storage potential that way.” Cold air entering your home from outside is another winter utility bill booster. The air may “turn over” several times an hour in an unprotected home, forcing the home’s entire volume of air to be reheated that often. A “tight” home -one that is sealed properly - will complete an air exchange only once every two to three hours, thus greatly reducing energy use. Lamb advises caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors, and pinpointing and closing up other leaky offenders such as fireplaces and attic entrances. A word of caution for allergy sufferers, a tightly closed house can aggravate allergy symptoms. To relieve allergy sniffles, get a portable room air purifier. It will clean the air in tightly sealed homes and provide relief from the dust, fireplace ash and other allergens floating in the air. To make sure you get a high-quality air filter, look for the Clean Air Delivery Rating listed on the box. It’s the only rating system recognized by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the EPA. Insulating your hot water heater and the pipes that lead to and from it is yet another simple and costeffective way to save on energy costs. A water heater jacket can be purchased for as little as $15, and it’s °V H> * it' * simple to install. Lamb suggests covering both the hot and cold water pipes with foil insulating tape to maximize savings. “This measure alone can result in a 4 to 9 percent savings per month for the typical consumer,” he said. Another method of cutting down on home energy costs is to make sure your heating system is operating at top efficiency. Have a professional check your heat pumps, steam boilers and forced air furnaces. During heating season, replace the filters once a month and keep vents, registers and radiators clear of dust, furniture and drapes. Finally, close the vents or shut off radiators in rooms that are not being used. A final simple step is to make sure the damper on your fireplace is tight fitting and closed when not in use. Most of the heat created by a fireplace goes right out the chimney, and when not in use, an open damper can suck the warm air right out of your home. Investing now in these simple and inexpensive energy savers will result in big dividends for this winter and for many cold seasons to come Not only will you see a dramatic decrease in your utility bills, but you will be doing your part to conserve energy as well. (Submitted by Chandler. Ehrlich A Co. Inc.) Ready for camp Photo submitted by Revs Weatherly The Canyon High School cheerleaders are brushing up on their coloring skills in preparation for their Christmas camp on Saturday at the school. The cheerleaders will care for children ages 2 through 12 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to give mothers a chance to take care of their Christmas needs. antas ^Forest Opens the da\ .it ter I hanksgi\ mg I verve!.in from IO .1 i.rn. ‘iii lI.ii k New For This Year! 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