Lake Mills’ residents running water to prevent freezing may stop doing so on March 31. Light & Water (LMLW) had asked customers to run water until notified by LMLW because of the unusually deep frost this winter.
We’re busting some of the misconceptions on how to keep your utility bills down in the winter.
MYTH: Electric space heaters are better than heating the whole house.TRUTH: These are energy suckers. It is impractical, expensive, and potentially dangerous to have a space heater running for a long period of time.
MYTH: Turning down the thermostat during the day will make my furnace work harder later. TRUTH: Your furnace will run for a shorter time and use far less energy to heat up a cool house than it would if you kept the house warm all day.
MYTH: You should close the vents in rooms you are not using to save energy. TRUTH: Closing vents will restrict airflow from the furnace, causing the blower motor to work harder which will affect the comfort level of the rest of the home.