The Fall Equinox is a good time of year to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. Potomac Edison says as temperatures begin to dip, your home will require maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape through the winter.
"Check furnace filters, motors and of course, have someone come out and check those things to make sure they are working in the best way possible," said Todd Meyers, Potomac Edison spokesman.
Making your home more airtight and efficient now can save you up to 25 percent on utility bills in the winter. "Ten percent of the average household's money energy bill could be saved if people had the proper insulation. Ductwork could be a problem. An open damper on a fireplace, the hot air will rise out of the home 24/7, if left open. We find that 68 degrees is a comfortable temperature and it will help you save if you're not sick, or elderly and can stand that temperature, because every degree above 68 you use 3% more energy," said Meyers.