Easy NO-Cost Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill at Home.
Baby it’s cold outside, here are some easy to do, no cost ways to save on your utility bill at home this winter.
Turn Down Your Thermostat a Few Degrees ~ For every degree you lower your heat in the 60 to 70 degree range will save you up to 5% on heating costs says the Consumer Energy Center.
Close Your Fireplace Damper ~ when not using your fireplace close the damper otherwise you are just sucking all the heat out of a giant hole.
Place rolled towels against drafty doors and windows ~ Slowdown that draft around leaky windows and doors, replace weather stripping, close storm windows and close window blinds to stop drafts.
Wear slippers and sweaters ~ it is not summertime, put on a pair of thick socks or slippers, and throw on a sweatshirt or sweater.
Filters need to be changed in your forced hot air systems~ check your HVAC summer and winter to make sure your filters are clean for proper air flow.
Programmable Thermostats ~ turn the temperature down in the winter 8 degrees when asleep or out of the house can save you up to 12 percent during the heating season.
Adjust you Hot Water tank temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do cold water laundry loads, it will clean just the same.
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