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Climate Hacks: Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips

NBC Universal, Inc. Now that colder weather has arrived for good, here are some tips on how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint while keeping warm. Kari Hall reports.

Now that colder weather has arrived for good, here are some tips on how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint while keeping warm.

  • Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors
  • Wrap water heaters with a jacket
  • Turn the thermostat to 68 when home and down 15 degrees when out of the house
  • Open curtains during the day, and close them at night
  • Have heaters inspected and get an energy audit
  • Change furnace filters to keep it from working harder