Seven Natural Gas Resolutions You Should Make for 2008
- Change the Batteries in Your Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector
Your CO detector can save your life in the event of a gas leak, but only if it's working. If
you haven't changed the batteries in your CO detector within the last year, be sure to do so as soon as possible.
If you don't have a CO detector in your home, that should be the first thing you do in 2008. They should be installed on each level of your home, especially in hallways outside sleeping areas.
If you have had the same CO detector for five or more years, change it out for a new one. CO detectors do "go bad" and can quit working, even when the batteries are changed. Refer to your manufacturer's instructions to determine the life of your CO detector.
- Change Your Furnace Filters Once a Month
How long has it been since you changed the filter in your furnace? Chances are, it's been too long. In order to be sure that your unit is running as efficiently and safely as possible, you should change your filter once a month.
To make this easier, go ahead and buy all the filters you'll need for 2008. Be sure to mark the date that you're going to change your filter each month on your calendar. That way, you'll have them handy when that date comes around.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you don't already have a programmable thermostat, this is the year to get one. A programmable thermostat, if set correctly, will help you save money and increase comfort in your home.
Programmable thermostats allow you to program temperature settings based on your schedule for maximum energy savings.
If you already have a programmable thermostat, be sure it is set for maximum savings. In winter, set it to 68 degrees or lower when you are home, 55 degrees when you are away. In summer, set it to 78 degrees or higher when you are home, 85 when you are away.
- Save Money with Walton EMC Natural Gas
We know you are already saving money by using Walton EMC Natural Gas. But are you saving as much as you could be?
Don't forget that we serve businesses, too. Our competitive commercial rates can help you save money at work. Check out our rates online or call Philip Peters at 770.500-5256.
- Simplify Your Life with Automatic Bank Draft
Hate getting out that checkbook every month? Donâ€™t stress about it this year. Pay your bills the hassle-free way with automatic bank draft.
You'll still receive a bill each month, but instead of having to write a check, get a stamp and stick your payment in the mail, we'll automatically draft your account each month when your bill is due.
Call 866.WEMCGAS to sign up today.
- Be an Informed Consumer
Learn more about your natural gas. From safety to energy efficiency, there's a lot to know about natural gas. Start by checking out our Gas Glossary and reading the Gasette each month.
- Use ENERGY STAR Rated Appliances
In the market for new gas appliances this year? Whether you are in the middle of remodeling your home or you just need to change out an old appliance, ENERGY STAR rated appliances are top of the line for energy efficiency.
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