Cut your energy costs this year

The new year is a great time to update your energy habits and take steps in reducing your monthly energy bill. Some actions you can take immediately:

• Install a programmable thermostat or adjust your thermostat when you leave home.

• Use the Colorado sun to your advantage! In colder months, open your curtains during the day to naturally heat your home.

• Save energy by waiting until you have a full load of dishes or laundry before running your machines.

• Seal any leaks you find around chimneys, recessed lights in insulated ceilings and unfinished spaces.

• Clean or replace filters on your furnace, air conditioner and heat pump.