Snohomish County Public Utility District has some suggestions for saving energy as we head into fall to help customers save money on bills and help the environment by reducing your energy consumption.

• Check for cracks around doors and windows to make sure they’re properly sealed to reduce heat loss.

• Check the air filters of your electric furnace every month. By replacing dirty filters, you’ll improve your air quality as well as save energy.

• Stock up on energy-saving LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs, discounted at many local retailers.

• Set your home heat to 68 degrees when you’re home and awake. Set it at 55 degrees when you’re sleeping or away.

• Install a programmable thermostat for both comfort and savings.

• Set your water heater no higher than 120° F. It saves energy and prevents accidental scalding from overheated water.

• Use your microwave or toaster oven instead of your range whenever possible.

For other energy-saving tips and information about PUD conservation programs, visit http://www.snopud.com or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

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