A Few Winter Tips to Keep Your Home Warm and Your Bills Low

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WinterMain-01It’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.

Get a programmable thermostat

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.

Check doors and windows for air leaks

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 in Utah

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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

Farmers Markets to Visit in Utah

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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:

Salt Lake

Salt Lake Farmers Market

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

Sugar House Farmers Market

Location: 1040 E Sugarmont Dr

Times and dates: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until October 26

University of Utah Farmers Market

Location: 200 Central Campus Dr

Times and dates: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 5

Wasatch Front Farmers Market — Wheeler Farm

Location: Wheeler Farm (6351 S. 900 East in Murray)

Times and dates: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 29

Central Utah

Happy Valley Farmers Market — Orem

Location: University Mall (575 E University Pkwy)

Times and dates: Fridays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 27

Lavell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market

Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium (1700 N. Canyon Road in Provo)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 26

Provo Farmers Market

Location: 550 W. Center St. in Provo

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28

Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market

Location: 40 S. Main St. in Spanish Fork

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 28

Northern Utah

Bountiful City Farmers Market

Location: 400 N 200 W (2th North Park)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. from until October 13

Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Location: 199 N. Main St. in Logan

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 21

Farmers Market Ogden

Location: 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until September 16

Syracuse City Farmers Market

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

Eastern Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market

Location: Historic Main Street in Park City

Times and dates: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 17

Heber Valley Farmers Market

Location: Main Street Park (250 S. Main St.)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. until August 31

Southern Utah

Cedar City’s Downtown Farmers Market

Location: 905 South Main Street at IFA, Cedar City

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.- noon all year long

Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square

Location: 2 W. St. George Blvd. in St. George

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon

Moab Farmers Market

Location: Swanny City Park (400 N. 100 West in Moab)

Times and dates: Fridays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. until October 27th

Zion Canyon Farmers Market

Location: 1212 Zion Park Blvd. in Springdale

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon until October 14