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Cut Your Heating Costs

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With the snow here, most of you are probably trying to keep warm inside but for many people paying this winter's heating bills are a concern.

Workers at NIPSCO say there are things that you can do around the home to help save you money.

They say if you cover drafts with weather stripping, monitor your water heater and thermostat, and change your furnace regularly you will save money on your monthly bill.

Mike Charbonneau with NIPSCO says, "The number one thing we recommend is to install a programmable thermostat. It's a way a customer can cut down on energy bills if they're not using their manual thermostat properly. A customer can set it back so they're not using as much energy when they're away from the home as when they're in the home."

Charbonneau says you should only lower your temperature 10% to 12% of what you normally keep it as opposed to turning it off or all the way down.

You can find more information about saving energy on both NIPSCO and AEP's websites those are www.nipsco.com and www.indianamichiganpower.com.

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