5 Hot Tips to Help Lower Your Heating Bill

It seems that once the temperature drops, everyone tries to balance staying warm with keeping their heating bill costs at a plateau (no easy fete). However, there are certainly ways to help keep the frigid temperatures outside and the money inside your pocket, where it belongs. Try implementing a couple of these tips into your winter […]

It seems that once the temperature drops, everyone tries to balance staying warm with keeping their heating bill costs at a plateau (no easy fete). However, there are certainly ways to help keep the frigid temperatures outside and the money inside your pocket, where it belongs. Try implementing a couple of these tips into your winter routine and see how making such small tweaks can add up to big results!

  • Insulation:

This of course is a top factor in determining your home’s temperature, year round. Think of insulation like wearing outerwear: a light windbreaker isn’t going to keep you warm and snuggly in the winter’s 20 degree temperatures. But a high quality parka will keep you better prepared to weather any condition.

  • Utilize Ceiling Fans:

Fans aren’t just for staying cool in the summer months. If you have a ceiling fan in your room, adjust it to rotate clockwise which helps to pull cold air up and trap heat in the room.

  • Turn Down the Thermostat:

Lowering your thermostat 10-15 degrees before leaving to work can help to save 10 percent by year end on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. No sense keeping the house nice and toasty if no one is in it!

  • Swap Out your Décor:

Windows are known to release huge amounts heat. But it’s not their fault; they are technically holes in the wall. Combat window drafts by switching up your interior design. Transitioning to thick and heavy drapes in the winter is a tried and true way to keep the warmth in your home from escaping.

  • Bedding:

A few years back, a friend of mine recommended that I try out a heated mattress cover and/or a heated blanket. She said they were relatively inexpensive and would totally keep me warm through the night. I took her up on the suggestion and ever since have coveted the moments I get to spend in my toasty bed. It’s a great way to stay warm without having to turn up the heat in the entire house.

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  • Era smith

    Great ideas

  • jenny

    Saving energy at home becomes easy if you are aware of the ways with which you can save energy. Most of the homeowners face problem in the budget during winter season as they get high electricity bills. Reducing the home heating bills is an art for which you have to take smart decisions to keep your home emery efficient. Some of the effective steps that can be taken to keep your home warm are a follows: Lower down the thermostat in your home at night or use programmable thermostat.

    The heat from your home should not be getting outside and for that do not use kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans for a long time. Close vents and doors of those rooms that are not in use. Filters of your furnace should be cleaned after regular interval of time.

    Seal all the leaks inside the home that can expel the warm air from your home. The furnace should be in proper working condition and not too old. Using energy efficient electric heaters is also one such way to save money on your bills and there are a lot of energy efficient electric heaters in market today. We have a farho electric heater in our home which is safe and convenient. For information about how electric heaters are better than storage heaters you can visit here http://www.electricheaters.ie/products/advantages

  • jenny

    These days almost everyone wants to save on energy and the most common problem is increased energy bills. With some little efforts it becomes easy to save on the electricity bills and this way you can stay comfortably in your home and by consuming less energy you can also help environment.

    Further, you can also make your home an energy efficient home. Reducing the bills on heating systems can be done by using some smart ways in winters such as installing a programmable thermostat is one way you can control the heating in your home. Use energy efficient heating system in your home. I have an energy efficient farho electric heater (http://www.electricheaters.ie/products/advantages) in my home which consumes less energy and warms home fast. All the weather stripping in home should be replaced in case they are damaged as they might create air leaks. Doors should be in contact with the threshold and if it is not so then warm air will drive out the house.

    Replace the furnaces after regular interval of time. Storm thermal windows can be installed in homes. Plug the holes in the exterior walls that occur because of the installation of gas pipes, electric cables etc I your home. Seal the gaps to avoid warm air from expelling.

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