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Energy Tips For Colder Weather

By Staff Editor
Oct 25, 2014 - 11:32:41 AM

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( - There's now a new resource from the Eldercare Locator to help keep older adults safe and warm during the cold weather months. It's a brochure called "Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults," and it provides tips about preparing a home for winter weather and saving money on energy expenses.

Hints To Help You

The brochure suggests you:

  • Make sure your home is energy efficient by installing a programmable thermostat and sealing and insulating ducts.
  • Learn about energy assistance programs such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and utility no-cutoff programs.
  • Avoid the risk of home fires by not using your stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Make sure carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working properly.
  • Learn about Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP).
  • Be sure to schedule a check-up of your heating equipment. Dirt and neglect are the No. 1 cause of heating system failure.
  • Insulate water pipes to avoid freezing and bursting. Be sure to drain and turn off outside waterspouts.
  • Identify alternative living arrangements should extreme weather conditions occur. Have a plan ready.

Learn More

For further tips and a free copy of the brochure, which is available in English and Spanish, call (800) 677-1116 or download it at The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.


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