It's getting chilly: Tips to lower winter heating bills

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Real Estate Agent with The Real Buyer's Agent

Cold weather is definitely on it's way. According to an article posted for Money Watch by Sara Sargent: "The average U.S. household can expect fuel expenditures to increase $585 versus the October 2007-March 2008 season, according to the Energy Information Administration." Over 8 million American homes are heated by oil and with the cost and quantity of oil being a concern.

5 Tips for Lowering your Winter heating bills:

  1. Discuss options for participating in a budget plan with your energy supplier. This will help stabilize your monthly payments.
     
  2. Before the weather turns cold, get a home energy audit to make sure your furnace and appliances are running as efficiently as possible.
     
  3. Weatherize your home: Install the proper insulation in your house and around your hot water heater. Caulking and weatherstripping windows and doors will seal out cold air to help save energy, too.
     
  4. Get a programmable thermostat and reduce temperature settings, especially when you're not at home.
     
  5. Invest in a new boiler. It might cost $5,000 or $6,000, but with the money you'll save on energy costs, it will pay for itself in three years.

For Full Article: on Bracing for winter: 5 tips to hold down heating costs

 

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AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author
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Great advice Roxanna! I'm sure we can all appreciate these tips now more than ever.

Btw, thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog. :)

Dec 08, 2008 05:32 AM