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Is Your Heating Bill Through the Roof?
MIAMISBURG -- Did you cringe when you opened your last energy bill? The bad news is, it probably didn't even cover this month's sub-zero freeze!
So before the next freeze, Reporter Jackie Couture shares cheap ways you can warm your nest.
Jim Cain, vice president of A-Abel Heating and Air, traveled around Mark Blair's six-year-old home pointing out weak spots.
The Blair's heating bill was around $167. Their DP&L and Vectren bills were both lower than Mark expected, but he knows all of early January's cold snap isn't on here.
"You kind of cringe a little bit," Mark says.
But Jim Cain says some of the improvements the Blairs have made already are helping.
"We made some investments in some blinds to keep out the heat in the summer and keep in the heat in the winter time, but there's a little bit of improvements to be made. But I can only imagine those older homes and what they can do to upgrade things," says Mark.
To minimize heating bills, Cain suggests using more efficient light bulbs or purchasing a more efficient furnace. Although that will cost more upfront, long-term it will save money.
Foam coverings are also recommended, says Cain. "They're inexpensive, they sell them at local hardware stores. That will stop infiltration from the outside receptacles and light switches on the outside walls."
And the expert with A-Abel says just like your car, your furnace needs regular tune ups.
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