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How to 'Winterize' Your Home

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Winter is just around the corner and many are looking for tips to winterize their home to help save energy and money.

A good place to start it to look to the thermostat.

"People keep their thermostat up too high. It's winter time, you can wear sweatshirts and sweaters, dress appropriately and keep you thermostat at 68 degrees, that's typically a very comfortable place. The other thing is, you can save even more if you can set back your thermostat. So buying a programmable one can set back your thermostat when you're not there, or when you're sleeping at night can save you between 80 and 100 dollars. They don't cost that much and the payback is the first year. And also, BWL has a $15 incentive to do so," said Sue Warren with Lansing BWL.

David Meeder with Michigan Energy Options says even the type of light bulb you use can matter.

"A 16 watt, [and] a 13 watt CFL. If I turn on the CFL, you can see the incandescent light bulb spinning around. And that's costing you money. If we turn this over to the CFL, it's barely moving for the same amount of light and this is why we do this," said Meeder.

For more great tips on how to save money this winter, visit the Seen on 6 portion of our website.

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