Home Energy Line

Need to talk to an energy expert?

They have the answer for all your energy related questions. Together, they have over 150 years of experience helping customers solve their energy concerns.

You can call:

  • Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
  • (608) 252-7117 or 1-800-245-1125

We are here to help!

Save This Winter

Here are six easy and low cost energy saving tips that can help you to save money this winter:

  1. Lower the thermostat at night and when you’re away, if health permits (55°F lowest setting). Save 1% for every 1°F temperature decrease for an eight-hour setback. Check the owner’s manual if turning down the temperature for more than 24 hours. 
    Thermostat Setback [521 kB PDF]
  2. Check furnace filter monthly and replace as needed to maintain furnace efficiency.
  3. Seal around sewer vent pipe in basement and attic to keep in heated air.
  4. Close fireplace damper after fire is out to stop drafts and save money.
  5. Let the sun in during the day to reduce heating costs.
  6. Close drapes and shades at night to save money and improve comfort.

Your home too cold or too hot? These are the recommend thermostat settings for winter?


When you’re home: 68°*
When you’re not at home: 55°*
When you’re sleeping: 55°*

*Or as low as health permits. Check the owner’s manual if turning down the temperature for more than 24 hours.

Visit if you are interested in learning more tips about saving energy during the winter.

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