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LEAP’s Winter Survival Guide

Don’t let the winter weather (and forecast) get you down.

SAVE on digital room thermostat with wooly hatThe headlines are daunting. “Arctic invasion: Unusual cold sweeping the nation is here to stay.” “You’ll likely need that winter coat for a while, unless you’re in SoCal.” “Arctic surge brings winter chills.” And it’s only November!

Sure, winter reared its frigid head early, but that does not — we repeat, does not — have to mean that your energy bills will be through the roof the entire season. Consider this your head start to getting your house ready for the cold.

We recommend as a first step that you join your 2000+ neighbors who have gotten a Home Energy Check-Up performed by LEAP. For jut $45 one of our expert Energy Coaches will visit your house to give you a detailed assessment of how you can make it cozier and improve its efficiency and get you started with some complimentary energy saving products.

We’ve heard sentiments like this echoed over and over from happy Check-Up clients:

“They were great about explaining—and showing—what was happening, why, and what we could do about it, all without being pushy.”

“The services LEAP provided were well worth the cost of the visit. I was given very practical tips about ways to improve my home’s efficiency.”

cozyAnother well-timed opportunity: UVA Community Credit Union just launched “90 Days of Cozy.” Stay warm this winter with a cozy $250 cash back on qualifying PowerSaver loans for heating system or insulation upgrades, with rates as low as 2.99% APR (or 0% APR for qualifying Charlottesville homeowners thanks to a special City loan program). Learn more. 

Looking for a few simple things you can do around the house right now? Check out these 18 tips. 

Join us on December 4 for a free seminar we’re co-hosting with the Credit Union, “How to Stay Cozy and Save on Your Energy Bills this Winter.” One of our professional Energy Coaches, Guy Caroselli, will share his expertise on the benefits of and options for insulation and heating system upgrades, air and duct sealing, door and window weather stripping and other DIY options. Come prepared with specific questions about your home. Register now. 

Need a laugh? Watch this new commercial from Nest thermostat. The “being cold builds character” line hits close to home as we’re forced into winter.