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Why lowering your thermostat in the winter can help conserve electricity

Why does lowering your thermostat a few degrees help conserve electricity if your furnace uses natural gas? And does doing so really make much of a difference? We have answers.

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Do you need new windows to keep out the cold?

Windows are a major cause of heat loss in your home, but replacing your windows likely isn't necessary. Here are some simple steps you can take to stay warm, save energy.

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A look back at The Wire’s top 10 stories of 2023

Last year's top 10 stories included OPPD’s $2 billion plan for substantial generation growth, giving a shuttered Douglas County landfill new life as the home of a solar facility, and restoring power in sweltering northern Florida after Hurricane Idalia.

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Using a second fridge or freezer? Here are some tips to keep costs down

The location of an extra refrigerator or freezer can make a big difference. These tips can help them operate more efficiently and can save you money.

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Tips to keep your holidays merry, bright and safe

Arlo Christensen, an OPPD safety expert, shares guidance for safely using holiday lights both inside and outside of your home.

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These tax credits can help you make winter home improvements

The federal Inflation Reduction Act offers incentives to help you make upgrades to reduce your energy costs, make your home more energy efficient, and use more sustainable power sources.

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