Tips on How to Keep Your Heating Bill Low

Tips on How to Keep Your Heating Bill Low
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    With the cooler weather setting in, most of us are beginning to turn on our heating systems.

    There are many ways to make sure that warm air stays in our house and ways to make sure that the cold air stays out.

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If you follow some of these tips, you’ll be sure to notice a lower heating bill each month.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

– By installing a programmable thermostat you have complete control on how your house is heated. You can program when you would like your house to be the warmest and when you would like for it to be the coolest. You can set daily, weekly and weekend schedules for what temperature you would like for your house to be set at. If you are away at work all day, make sure you set the temperature low and when you are sleeping, try setting the programmable thermostat at a lower temperature. If you know you will be away for the weekend, here is another opportunity to keep the house at a cooler temperature since you will not be home.

Insulation

– Make sure the following areas of your home are insulated: your attic, your garage, and your crawlspace (if you have one). These areas allow cooler drafts into your home if they are not properly insulated. You can even purchase an insulated garage door. But if you are not planning on purchasing a new garage door, there are special pieces of insulation you can purchase to insulate the door yourself.

Hang Insulated Drapes

– If you find that it is quite cool in the areas around your windows, try hanging insulated draped during those cold winter months. Most vents pumping that warmer air into your house are located near windows. If you are not protecting the area around your windows, it will take longer to warm that area, which means the heat will just keep running. By hanging insulated drapes, you’ll keep more of the cold air out and keep the warm air in.

Replace Your Air Filter

– You should be changing your air filter a few times of year, especially when the seasons change. If your filter is dirty, it blocks some of the warmer air to come through, thus resulting in your heating unit not being as efficient as it could be.

Weather Strip Your Doors and Windows

– By making sure those drafts stay out, you’ll drastically reduce the times your heating unit turns on. You can do this by weather stripping all of your doors and windows, so that cooler air does doesn’t slowly leak into you house causing it to be colder than it should be.

As you can see, with just implementing some of the above tips, you can save on your heating bill this winter and keep your house warmer more efficiently.

Ann Martin is a freelance writer for Dinnerware Center, where specialty tableware sets such as the Oneida Easton and Oneida Juilliard are available. Ann also writes for other home and garden sites and enjoys sharing how you can enjoy your home best.

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