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Thursday, May 26th, 2011 | Author:

As a provider of electricity and gas for the citizens of New York and its environs, IDT Energy is constantly looking for new ideas and convenient ways to help consumers save on their utility bills each month.

Here are some simple and helpful ways to put some of your hard earned cash back into your pocket where it belongs.

Lower Your Gas Bill

1. Do not overheat your gas water heater. Set the thermostat down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for considerable savings without having to sacrifice a nice, hot shower.

2. In the winter set your house thermostat down to 68 degrees or less when you are home and down to 62 degrees when you are away from home or asleep.

3. Keep the vents and doors closed in rooms that are barely used.

4. On sunny winter days, open the curtains to let the warm sun shine in and naturally warm up your house, for free.

5. Replace the filters on your furnace often.

Lower Your Electric Bill

1. Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, especially on the more frequently used lamps and light fixtures.

2. When running your air conditioner keep the thermostat at 80 degrees or higher. Overly cooling your home is quite expensive.

3. When computers and other electric appliances are not in use, they should be unplugged.

4. During the summer keep curtains and shades closed to keep out the hot sun and keep your house cooler.

5. Whenever possible use solar products and get the power for free from the sun.

IDT Energy is an ESCO which provides electricity and gas to power consumers in the New York area.

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