Every day, it’s growing cold outside, but your heating & air conditioning bills don’t have to go through the roof. You can keep your costs low this winter by following these 5 steps to lower heating bills:
The easiest way to save money is to lower your thermostat setting. While you are at home, consider lowering your temperature setting by a few degrees. When you have left your home or while you are sleeping, you can set your thermostat as low as 60 degrees.
When the weather gets cold, windows and doors can become an annoying source of drafts. Cover your windows with heavy-duty, clear, plastic sheets and replace the weather stripping on your doors.
Cold air can invade your home and warm air can escape in unexpected places. Check for air leaks around electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, and where the foundation meets your siding. These leaks can be fixed with the right caulk and a little elbow grease.
Don’t banish ceiling fan use for summer months. By setting your ceiling fan on low, spinning clockwise, you can push the warm air near your ceiling down into your living space.
Preventative maintenance of heating and cooling units includes the replacement of air filters, an all-around tune up, and regular repairs. When your unit is in top working condition, it runs more efficiently and your heating costs will be lower.