How has the winter been treating you? It’s chilly out there! Home heating units are important to a lot of homeowners right now, but with increased use comes higher electricity bills. Regardless, it demands a great deal of heating for you to survive and live a comfortable life. Your best bet is to find smart ways to lower your heating bills during the winter. Wondering what would be the best way to heat your home during winters without spending more? Let’s have a look!
Tips on How to Lower your Heating Bill and Save Energy During Winter –
- Clean furnace filters monthly during the cold season, because a dirty filter can block the flow of heat and increase utility bills.
- Use a toaster or microwave to cook or heat meals. This can use less energy than warming on the stove or in the oven.
- Sealing off air leaks is a good way of saving cost and energy in the home. Plus, it can improve the air quality of the home.
- Turn off unnecessary lights. This might seem like such a small thing but it can help homeowners to save a significant amount of energy. Using lighting controls is a smart way to go here. With motion sensors and timers, you can optimize when and how long you use them.
- LED holiday lights are more efficient and can last up to 25 times longer than traditional lights. Use these in place of ordinary light bulbs.
- Use the wood fireplace: wood-burning fireplaces are one of the most cost-effective forms of home heating. Also, reducing heat loss here (by keeping the damper closed when it’s not in use) can help lower heating bills and save energy during the winter.
- Keeping the thermostat low during the day is a common energy-efficient setting. Use a programmable thermostat or daily alert to turn the temperature lower while you work.
- A space heater may be more efficient to heat a small room than running a central home heating system. Place this in the part of the house where you spend the most time. Passageways can do without a heater.
- A standard heating system (furnace) has a life expectancy of about 15 years. Your heating system loses a bit of its efficiency as the years go by. To keep your home warm, especially during winter, it has to work harder, tends to lose more heat, and leads to higher electricity bills. Replace it with a more efficient system and you’ll save money in the long run.
- Adjusting the blinds and curtains can help conserve energy. You might want to look out to the snow-covered streets. Be careful here, leaving the windows open can make the room colder, causing you to crank up the heater.
- Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls to prevent heat from escaping through the walls.
- Unplugging electronic gadgets can help save energy. When plugged in, they use up energy regardless of whether they’re turned off or not.
- One of the winter heating tips is to air-dry your dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. Hey, it takes just a few minutes for them to dry. You could even use towels for this and save a ton of energy.
- Setting a water heater to the lowest during winter can help save energy while still keeping you warm.
And that’s about it for conserving energy while staying warm this season. Do as much as you can do and don’t forget to keep your woolies close by. And if you ever have any questions or need some tips on HVAC care, feel free to reach out to Triad Mechanical Service by calling (770) 682-0075!