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4 Seniors: Saving on utility costs

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Has your heater been working overtime this week with the colder temperatures?

Containing utility bill costs is a key issue for everyone but especially for seniors on fixed incomes.

Energy efficiency expert and AARP volunteer Johnathan Majid gave us a few ways to help seniors manage the cost.

  • Insulate you home with weather strips around doors and windows
  • Open south-facing blinds and curtains to let in the sun
  • If your windows are drafty, cover them with blankets on coldest days
  • Insulate your hot water heater
  • Keep air filters clean
  • Use dishwasher and clothes dryer during non-peak hours