So, it’s that time of year again! Time for adorable decorations, family coming into town, cozy sweaters, hot cocoa that will make you melt in your seat, beautiful snow and also, of course, higher electric bills. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Now, I’m not saying that you have to cut your electricity off all the way in order to save some money but there are a few simple hacks that you can try in order to cut down on your bill.Most households spend a lot of money on heating in the winter months but there are some things you can do to help cut back on this. You may not know of all of these already so let’s take a look at how to reduce your home heating costs, shall we?
Adjust the thermostat
Even just a couple of degrees’ difference can make an impact on your bill. You throw on some cozy socks
and a sweater or even better yet the infamous Snuggie and not turn the heat up quite as high.
Tune up your heating system
At the start of every winter, you should have your heating system serviced. The last thing that you need in
the dead of winter is the heat to go out in the middle of the night and no one can come out to see what
the issue is until the next morning. Now that is a scary thought!
Weather proof your house
Another great way to save on your heating bill is to weatherproof your house. Have all the
cracks and crevices sealed up and weather-stripping added and you’ll see your home
become more efficient.
Turn down the water heater
You could turn the water heater down 20 or so degrees and no one will notice the
a difference but it will help reduce your heating bill.
Change your filters
If your heating system has filters, make sure they are changed regularly
and also that you get proper, regular maintenance.
With these tips, you can start today and begin reducing your home heating bills. If you’re not already
doing these things, make a plan to implement them starting now. You’ll begin to see your bills come
down from the first day you start making changes. Stay consistent with it and your savings will be
consistent as well. Make a comment and let me know what creative ways that you have saved on your bill.
You never know, you may be helping someone else out!