If you have a gas fireplace, make sure to turn off the pilot light in the warmer months when the fireplace is not in use. It’s one of those things that could easily go unnoticed, but we figure we are saving about $8-$10 a month by turning off the pilot light for our gas fireplace during the warmer months. True, not a huge savings, but still, if we don’t use the fireplace for 6 months out of the year that’s an annual savings of $60! And, when it comes to saving money, it’s not just one little thing–it’s all the little things that start to add up over time.
Do any of YOU already do this?
P.S. The same goes for pilot lights on your furnace. If you don’t plan on firing that baby up, you might as well shut ‘er down. Just make sure to consult your manual to make sure that you have a type that can be easily turned off and re-lit.