Save Money Heating Bills – Lower Your Costs This Winter

Snowman

Brrr!  It’s almost Winter!!  So, I wanted to share some ways that you can save money on your heating bills this year.  😀

I know that if we aren’t careful and make sure to utilize the tips below our costs can be much higher in the winter months.  But, when there are ways that you can cut that cost and save money, why not follow them, right?  I mean, every little bit helps!  🙂  Check out these tips.

  • Make sure to use a towel at the base of any door that you know has a bad threshold gap.  You lose more warmth this way than you think, and it will cause your heater to continue to run trying to compensate for it.  A towel is a cheap fix, and you can worry about installing new door sweeper later.

 

  • If you have a lot of bad weather stripping on your doors, then it might be worth the investment to just go ahead and replace these now.  They are not that expensive.  I will put a link to a basic one below for reference.

 

  • Installing a Nest Learning Thermostat is a good investment as well.  It automatically adjusts itself when no one is home.  And, you can adjust the temperature when you are away from home on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet.  There is also a notification when your temperature is at it’s most efficient.  We have a Nest Learning Thermostat in our home and we love it!Nest Picture

 




  • If you choose to light a fire, don’t just do it to compensate turning up your thermostat.  Because the heated air with oxygen goes up the chimney, colder air is actually being pulled in the cracks of your house.  So, it would take more energy to warm your home once you do turn your thermostat up.

 

  • Also, don’t try to use a space heater to compensate for having your thermostat turned down, because that can use more energy to heat up that same space.  You would be better off increasing your thermostat.

 

  • If you can stand to turn your thermostat back 10-15 degrees when you are away or asleep for 8 hours, then you could save up to 10% per year.  Programmable thermostats like the one above will do this for you automatically.

 

  • When you are at home, try to set it as low as possible, but still comfortable for everyone.

Weather Strip Picture

Please share the ways you keep your heating costs down in the comments section below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *