At Home Rewards Says, "Stay Warm While You Save This Winter"

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AtHomeRewards offers tips on how to save money during winter months.

At Home Rewards (SM), a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, knows that home heating and fuel prices are headed for the roof --- just in time, it seems, for winter. So whether it's gas or oil heat that keeps things warm inside, when the thermometer starts heading in the opposite direction outside, it has never been more important to try to reduce home heating bills.

AP9 AtHomeRewards knows that saving money on energy costs isn't exactly a "slam dunk" these days, given those currently outrageous fuel prices and some recent problems with natural gas production.

Reducing energy loss and keeping utility bills down this winter will no doubt be a tall order. That's why a few tips from At Home Rewards might just make it easier to stay warm, while remembering a popular World War I ditty --- Keep The Home Fires Burning --- in the bargain:

-- Take 'er down. Now that the energy crunch is decidedly on, turn the heat down whenever possible. Recent studies show that for inside temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees, every degree lower can represent a three-percent savings on overall heating costs. And when the house is empty for an extended period, consider lowering the thermostat to about 55 degrees, which can translate into savings of 5-20 percent over time. Either way, some experts say that keeping things at or below 68 degrees should reduce heating costs.

-- Wear it in. Fashion meets function in a sound in-home heating strategy. When inside temps are lowered, keep body temps at normal levels by donning sweaters, fleeces and other comfy outerwear.

-- Fiddle with the furnace. Keeping furnaces tuned up and clean on a regular basis is a smart move, especially since dirty filters can reduce airflow and increase overall energy use. Replacing or cleaning those furnace filters at least once a month can keep overall fuel costs down by as much as five percent.

-- Some like it hot. Maybe so, but some energy experts say that about 16 percent of an overall average energy bill can go towards heating water. Sure, a warm but damp load of laundry might seem more cozy than a cold one, but that's what the dryer is for. Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot this winter, and take steps to save hot water in general. Think of it this way: Saving hot water saves energy.

At Home Rewards is all about giving its members useful tricks and tips on all kinds of in-home savings ideas. From the kitchen to the garage to the den --- and every room in between --- count on AP9 AtHomeRewards.

About AtHomeRewards
At Home Rewards is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at AtHome-Rewards.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AtHomeRewards.

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