Natural Gas Conservation Tips

Visit Keep Warm Illinois to view videos on the topics listed below.

Heating & Your Furnace
One of the biggest energy users in your home is the furnace. This furnace maintenance video will help you learn how you can save up to 25% on your home heating bill by:
  • Installing a programmable (set-back) thermostat
  • Sealing leaky duct-work
  • Keeping filters clean
  • Upgrading to a more efficient furnace
Water Heating
Water heaters are one of the biggest energy users in the home; they account for up to 25% of your total energy bill. Find out how to properly maintain your water heater:
  • Save energy required to heat water
  • Insulate your water pipes
  • Save on hot water by using low flow shower heads
  • Fix dripping faucets
  • Cut energy costs in the laundry room
Insulation & Air Sealing
About 20% of a home's heat loss happens in the basement. Installing insulation in your basement or crawl space is an easy do-it-yourself project. This insulation and air sealing video will help you learn about:
  • R-value requirements
  • Building wraps
  • Types of insulation
  • Installation tips
Living Spaces
Numerous energy saving opportunities are hiding throughout your home. Use this video on energy saving tips throughout the home to view more.
  • Energy efficient windows can help you save 25% on heating bills and up to 40% on cooling bills next summer
  • Window insulation kits can double the R-value of your existing windows
  • Use curtains and blinds to reduce heat loss.
  • A fireplace can help heat your home even when it's not in use