Alaska has high energy costs, especially in the winter and especially in rural parts of the state. October is Energy Awareness Month, Sean Skaling with Alaska Energy Authority and Shaina Kilcoyne with the Renewable Energy Alaska Project stopped by Daybreak with three things you can do to lower your energy bill this winter.
The first cost cutting measure is switching your lights to LED or compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The second is setting your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The last cost cutting measure they recommend is installing a programmable thermostat. According to Kilcoyne, one of these will lower the temperature while you are out during the day, and heat up your home before you walk through the door.