Cold weather is here to stay for awhile, and with that we want to still be able to keep our energy bills low. The days are shorter, the nights are longer. OG&E has an OG&E Weatherization program for residents, and I have some tips below to help you along the way.
Some ways to keep those electricity bills down is to turn off lights, televisions, and unplug your appliances when not in use. By using our ovens more, we using more energy then in the months we grill more. A cost effective alternative to the oven and the stove is the use of a crockpot when cooking. I like making soups, chili’s and roasts in the crockpot in the cold months. This can be a great thing to use in the warmer months as well, to keep your kitchen temps consistent. By using our ovens more, we using more energy then in the months we grill more and that is where our crockpot cooking could save some penny’s in the kitchen.
Insulation, this is so important. Proper insulation can keep warm air in the house and cold air out. You can do it yourself, to save even more money. There are ways to learn how to properly install insulation, just check with your local hardware store.
Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by OG&E. Opinions expressed here are my own.