In October West Cap began accepting applications for the 2016-2017 heating season. For more information and guidelines their website can be found here WestCap.
Believe it or not, you can actually save energy during the winter without living like an Eskimo. New Richmond Utilities has released a list of ‘hacks’ – small, simple adjustments you can make to optimize your energy usage – to save money on your electricity bill.
Let Nature Do the Work for You
Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Find and Seal Leaks
Seal windows with heat-shrink plastic and install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades if you need additional insulation. Find and seal any other leaks with caulk or weatherstripping. Some places to check for leaks include: utility cut-throughs for pipes, gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets, and electrical outlets on outside walls. You could also consider adding insulation in the attic, which is usually less expensive to insulate than the walls.