Winter is here in full swing and that heating bill is about to go up! There are many tricks and tips for reducing your heating bill this winter, but below we will highlight 5 that will definitely help reduce the costs and save you money.
1. Turn Down the Temp on Your Water Heater
Turning down the temperature on your water heater a few degrees won’t be noticeable to anyone in your household, but the savings will be! This slight decrease in the gas use will help reduce that heating bill and this tip can also be used in the summer as well!
2. Seal Your Home’s Windows for Drafts
This one is probably best done before the snow falls, but can still be done during winter. Check all your windows for drafts and breezes. If you find a window that seems to be letting a lot of heat through, seal the outside and inside edges with caulking to prevent the heat from escaping your home. Most home heat escapes this way.
3. Try Using a Humidifier
In the summer months, moisture in the air traps heat and that is why a dehumidifier helps to keep your home cool during summer. In the dry winter if you use a humidifier in your home it helps the heat stay around longer. The humidity also helps to reduce static and that winter dryness!
4. Get your Furnace Serviced
This one is quite obvious, but if your heating bill is unusually high, this should be the first check on your list. Hire a reputable contractor to come inspect and clean your ducts as well as service your furnace. This will help to free up debris in your ductwork and allow the air to move more freely. This helps to reduce your bill for obvious reasons!
5. Reverse Ceiling Fans
Reversing the direction of your ceiling fans in the winter keeps the warm air circulating in the lower parts of the rooms by pushing the warm air downwards. Using the heat that is already in your rooms won’t cost you anything.
If these tips are utilized correctly, you will surely reduce the heating bill of your home during winter and save some money!