Cut Your Heating Costs - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Cut Your Heating Costs

Posted:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
  • South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
  • South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.