Lowering your energy bill

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 2:42pm

LAFAYETTE —Temperatures may be going down but there are things you can do to keep you energy bill from going up.

Officials at one of the area's leading energy suppliers offered us some tips on how to save some green during these bitter cold winter days.

"The best way to conserve energy in the cold months is to turn your heating thermostat no higher than 68 dregrees, preferably lower if you can stand it," said Mary Laurent of SLEMCO.

You should also lower your thermostat when you're gone because the heating bill really does get a lot higher than the summer bills if the temperatures get extreme for a long period of time.

Don't forget to continue to protect your plants, pipes and pets during this cold weather.