IEMA Offers Tips to Winterize Homes, Save Energy

IEMA Offers Tips to Winterize Homes, Save Energy

SPRINGFIELD – As natural gas prices spike, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) offered residents tips to winterize their homes and save energy.

IEMA Spokesperson Rebecca Clark said there are steps that can be taken to help extend fuel supply and protect the home from the bitter cold.

To conserve energy, Clark suggested turning the thermostat and water heater down a couple of degrees, setting ceiling fans to rotate clockwise to push warm air down and avoid using large appliances like dishwashers, washers and dryers as much as possible.

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