December 1, 2021
Is your house winter-ready? Heating your home during the cold months can get very expensive very quickly. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep your home toasty and still save on your electric bill. Try out these 4 cost saving energy tips this winter!
The sun is a great source of heat- and it’s free! During the daytime, leave blinds and curtains open to let in the sunlight. When night falls, make sure to close them, as windows can also be a source of heat loss once the sun goes down.
Cold air can often get in through small openings in your doors and windows. Using caulk or weatherstripping in these areas can save you a lot in heating costs. Check external doors, windows, the attic, and the basement for places where cold air could be seeping in. If you have a fireplace, keep the damper closed whenever it is not in use.
Many smart thermostats on the market today have the ability to adjust temperature settings in your home to maximize energy efficiency. It can even learn your heating habits and automatically adjust during times when you are asleep or away from your house. This is a great way to minimize the amount of heat you are using without sacrificing any warmth.
Whether you are replacing the fixtures in your home or decorating for Christmas, opt for LED lights this year. LED lights use 75% less energy than typical incandescent bulbs and last approximately 25 times longer. While they are generally more of an investment on the front end, they make up for the extra cost by being extremely efficient and long-lasting.
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