Cut Your Energy Bill and Save Money This Winter With These Easy Tips

Real Estate Sales Representative with Walker Real Estate group

Kelowna is a place known for its cold winters, so the first thing you want to do is stay nice, warm, and toasty. At the same time, you don't want to pay excessively for staying warm, which is why it helps to cut your energy bill. Doing so can and will help you to save money. Saving money on your energy bill is really a lot easier than you may believe. With the implementation of just a few simple tips that anyone can use, you can be on your way to saving some significant cash. Check out these easy tips to cut your energy bill.

When You Use the Fireplace, Turn Down the Thermostat

Too many homeowners in the Kelowna area forget to turn down the thermostat when they are using their fireplaces. Using both the fireplace and keeping the thermostat high actually works to double the heating costs that you will run up, so mind the thermostat. It is advisable that you turn down your thermostat to 13 degrees Celsius when you have your fireplace burning. Older fireplaces have the effect of drawing the heated air out of the house by way of the chimney, but turning down the thermostat will ensure you’re not just wasting heat. You should also do as much as possible to keep the heat from the fireplace inside; use the fireplace sparingly, and consider spending some money to improve its efficiency. A little money spent now could save a lot in the future

Always Adjust the Thermostat

It's surprising how much money you can save in the winter when you continually adjust your thermostat. It is recommended that you adjust it when you are asleep or just away from your house. It is actually possible to save as much as 10% of your usual energy bill each year by simply turning down your thermostat by one or two degrees Celsius from its usual setting. Do this for about eight hours per day to see real savings. During the winter, the advisable thermostat setting that you should use in your house is just 20 degrees Celsius.

Use Lower Temperatures on Your Washing Machine

Many people enjoy using hot water and hot temperatures on their washing machines. Folks are programmed to so without a second thought, but that is a huge mistake when you want to save money by cutting down on your energy bill. It naturally costs more money to use higher temperatures to wash your clothes. Instead of turning up the heat in the winter, it is wiser to use lower temperatures when washing and drying your clothes. Be sure to constantly rinse with only cold water. Also, switch to cold water instead of warm or even hot for your average wash cycles.

If you employ all of these energy-saving tips this winter in Kelowna, you are sure to save a noticeable amount of money on your next energy bill. Notice how easy all of these tips are to implement. They don't require you spending a lot of money or learning anything new; it's just a matter of getting into the habit of changing your old habits. Once you do, you will be surprised at how you can still effectively heat your home during the winter without having to pay nearly as much as you once did.


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