October 5th is national Energy Efficiency Day and CenterPoint Energy is promoting today’s (Wednesday) event.  Minnesota spokesman Ross Corson:

“It’s kind of the start of the winter heating season and the key message is that energy efficiency is one of the easiest, quickest and most cost-effective ways for people and homeowners to reduce their energy use, lower their utility bills and limit their carbon footprint from their energy usage.”

Corson recommends getting an annual tune-up of your furnace, checking or changing the air filter monthly, and using a programmable thermostat.    CenterPoint Energy is Minnesota’s largest natural gas provider, serving more than 820-thousand customers in 260 communities.