Are you looking for ways to cut heating bills this winter? Our simple tips can help your lower you bills this year.
- Stop letting heated air seep out of your home by finding and plugging up leaks with caulking or weather-stripping.
- Adjust the thermostat at night. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save about 10 percent per year on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours.
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat. It allows much better control over where the heating is set and always ‘remembers’ to turn down the heat at night, so the average family will save $150 a year, according to the EPA.
- Keep your furnace clean and unblocked. Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save. Check your furnace filter monthly, and replace it when it gets dirty.
- Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air. The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.