MAYVILLE - As the days grow colder and consumers gear up for another winter, many are looking for ways to beat the season's high monthly energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S. household spends about $1,900 per year on home utility bills. With so much of a consumer's monthly income spent on energy this winter, CHRIC urges all Chautauqua County consumers to reduce their utility costs by weatherizing their homes this winter.
"There are several measures that homeowners and renters can take to control, or lower, their monthly utility bills. Adding insulation, purchasing new appliances, and even making small changes in your family's energy consumption can add up to big monthly savings this winter, and every season," said John Murphy, Executive Director of CHRIC, a member of the NeighborWorks network.
As part of Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation's commitment to go green, CHRIC is offering Chautauqua County families the following tips to reduce their energy costs and increase their home's energy efficiency.