It’s the season where cold and snowy days are more common than not. When you come home you want to walk into a warm, cozy area to get out of the chilly weather without paying a lot in utility costs. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your energy bills down while keeping your home warm.
Check the furnace filter
Filters should be changed out every month to keep your furnace running smoothly. Doing this will increase airflow, up your heaters performance, and improve the air quality in your home.
Having a programmable thermostat allows you to lower the temperature of your home while you’re away or asleep. Doing this will help cut costs on your energy bill since your home won’t be heating all day.
Close the fireplace damper
This is a place that is often forgotten when it comes to sealing up drafts. Be sure to close the damper so cool air does not come in through the chimney.
Even the smallest cracks can cause drafts that will bring the cool air in your home. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal up your doors and windows.
Turn the water heater down
There is no need to keep your water heater at the highest temperature at all times. Turn it down to a warm setting to save on energy costs.
Ski season is almost upon us, and like many Utah residents, you’re likely itching to hit the powder. Utah is known for having some of the greatest snow, and people from all around come to experience it. Each ski resort has something unique to offer and open at different times of the season. Take a look at this list to find out when your favorite will open, or possibly find a new location to try.
Salt Lake Ski Resorts
Alta Ski Resort – Open November 22, 2017
Brighton Ski Resort – Open mid November
Snowbird – Open November 22, 2017
Solitude Ski Resort – Open December 2, 2017
Park City Ski Resorts
Deer Valley Ski Resort – Open December 2, 2017
Park City Ski Resort – Open November, 17, 2017
Sundance Resort – Open December 8, 2017
Northern Utah Resorts
Nordic Valley Ski Resort – Open December 9, 2017
Beaver Mountain Resort – Open Mid December 2017
Powder Mountain Resort – Open Mid December 2017
Snowbasin Ski Resort – Open November 22, 2017
Southern Utah Resorts
Brian Head Resort – Open November 17, 2017
Eagle Point Resort – Open December 21, 2017
Summer is coming to an end, but there are still fun things to do on the weekends with your family and friends. Get outside, have fun, and support Utah’s local vendors by visiting a farmers market near you.
Here is a list of farmers markets across Utah:
Location: Pioneer Park (350 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City)
Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28
Location: 1040 E Sugarmont Dr
Times and dates: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until October 26
Location: 200 Central Campus Dr
Times and dates: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 5
Location: Wheeler Farm (6351 S. 900 East in Murray)
Times and dates: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 29
Location: University Mall (575 E University Pkwy)
Times and dates: Fridays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 27
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium (1700 N. Canyon Road in Provo)
Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 26
Location: 550 W. Center St. in Provo
Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28
Location: 40 S. Main St. in Spanish Fork
Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 28
Location: 400 N 200 W (2th North Park)
Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. from until October 13
Location: 199 N. Main St. in Logan
Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 21
Location: 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden
Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until September 16
Location: Shadow Point Shopping Center South/West corner (1200 W Antelope Dr) in Syracuse
Times and dates: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. until September 27
Location: Historic Main Street in Park City
Times and dates: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 17
Location: Main Street Park (250 S. Main St.)
Times and dates: Thursdays, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. until August 31
Location: 905 South Main Street at IFA, Cedar City
Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.- noon all year long
Location: 2 W. St. George Blvd. in St. George
Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon
Location: Swanny City Park (400 N. 100 West in Moab)
Times and dates: Fridays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. until October 27th
Location: 1212 Zion Park Blvd. in Springdale
Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon until October 14