Time To Start Thinking About Ways To Cut Heating Costs:
It’s officially my favourite time of year. Happy Fall Y’all! My absolute favourite part of Fall isn’t the beautiful colours, pumpkins, or even being able to lounge around in comfy hoodies. Although, those are all definitely perks of the season. But the reason Fall is my favourite time of year is that it’s pretty much the only time of year we don’t use our thermostat. It’s not hot enough that the AC kicks on. But it’s also not cool enough for us to switch the system over to heat. It’s the only time of year where I’m not afraid to open the heating bill. Currently, we are playing the fun game of; ‘How long can we go before we turn the heat on?’ But Fall is a good time to start thinking of ways to cut heating costs when the cooler weather does hit, and we are all forced to turn on our thermostats.
5 Easy Ways To Cut Heating Costs This Winter:
If you’re like me and dread the heating bill in the winter, this post is for you. There are a lot of ways you can start to prep your home for the cooler weather now. We started implementing these ideas into our own home last winter and saw a dramatic drop in our heating costs compared to the winter before. All of these are just simple tasks that can make a big impact on the cost of heating your home.
Addressing the drafts in your house:
Glass is a very poor insulator, meaning a lot of heat can escape in the winter. Cover windows – especially older ones – with an insulator kit. Don’t forget to check door and window seals yearly and replace where needed.
Setting up the programmable thermostat correctly:
One of the best things about a programmable thermostat is that you can just set it and forget it. But don’t forget to set it to lower the temperature for the hours you’re asleep or out of the house. Remember it does take some time for our bodies to adjust to cooler temperatures. Try layering more clothes, drinking something hot, or using slippers before turning the heat up if you’re feeling a chill.
Change furnace filters monthly:
A dirty furnace filter could mean your blower fan has to work harder to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat. That will cost you more money in heating your home, and even repairing your furnace. Changing your filters monthly is an easy way to cut heating costs and possible furnace repair costs.
Thermal drapes to help keep the heat in:
Glass is a very poor insulator. These curtains keep heat inside and reduce the amount of heat needed to warm the home.
Making sure that hot hair from your vents is not becoming trapped behind furniture, or blowing straight up to an above window:
If you have no choice but to have a vent behind something like a couch, just simply shut it. An adjustable vent deflector on vents under window helps make sure that the hot air is not just being blown out the window (literally since glass is such a poor insulator).
Products To Help Cut Heating Costs This Winter:
These 5 easy ways to cut your heating costs will not only save you money but also the dread you feel when you get those winter heating bills.