When the temperature drops or winter comes, the heating bill starts to grow. No wonder since sometimes you need to keep the heater all day and all night on in order to keep that temperature constant. Of course, that way the energy bill will also show some bigger number that you’re accustomed to, so here are bellow a few things you can do in order to lower your monthly bills.
- This first tip is related to the thermostat – and the answer is “Yes”, you can lower it. You might say that’s a no-brainer, however people don’t do it. Isn’t better to put on some socks and a sweater rather than paying those huge bills?
- Heaters have filters so you need to change or clean them out. Same goes for heating vents with grates. That way they will work correctly and the heat will have pass through more efficiently.
- If there is always a breeze inside the house this means the cold air can get in. So, take some towels and shut off those cracks. You can also go to store and buy something to seal off the windows. Usually, this is a problem in homes that are older.
- As a long-term investment, you can buy a thermostat with a timer. Doesn’t matter if it’s fancy or not as long as it does its job well. That way you can turn it down when you sleep or when you are not home.
- Space heaters are always a good way to go. However, you need to find one that doesn’t use that much energy; otherwise you will save some money on your heating bill but not on your electricity bill.
- And of course, one of the most important tips: keep the temperature steady. If you come home and crank it up and then before going to sleep you drop it too low, you don’t save. Actually you will spend more. So, keep it somewhere in the middle.
Of course, these are just a few tips on how to save money on your heating bill. However, keep in mind that some things depend on people and people like it cooler or hotter and sometimes other exterior factors can intervene while trying to save money.