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Las Vegas Residents Brace for Colder Temperatures with Heating Tips

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 28, 2023 7:56 am

Experts advise keeping the thermostat between 68 and 72 degrees

Las Vegas residents are preparing to brave colder temperatures as winter approaches. With the expected drop in temperatures, many homeowners are concerned about rising heating costs.

Heating experts have revealed their tips on how to keep homes warm without breaking the bank.

Tips from Heating Experts

  • Keep the thermostat between 68 and 72 degrees.
  • Set the thermostat and forget it.
  • Change air filters every two to three months during the winter season.
  • Use a fireplace that doesn’t use gas.
  • Use space heaters in targeted areas of the house.

Additional Tips

  • Seal up any cracks or leaks around windows and doors.
  • Insulate your attic and walls.
  • Use weather stripping and caulk around windows and doors.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.

Financial Assistance

The National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA) reports that the average American household is expected to pay anywhere from $787 to just over $2,000 in heating costs between October and March.

If you are struggling to pay your heating bills, there are a number of financial assistance programs available. You can contact your local utility company or your state or local government for more information.

Stay Warm and Safe

By following these tips, Las Vegas residents can stay warm and safe during the winter months without breaking the bank.

Please note that these tips are general guidelines and may not be applicable to all homes. It is always best to consult with a qualified heating and cooling technician to get specific advice for your home.

Credits: 8 News Now

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