When the winter months approach there are many things that we all dread. The cold weather can not only make us cold but it can also hit us hard in our pockets. The heating bill during a cold snap can cost us hundred of dollars. This unexpected high bill can send many of us into panic mode. But luckily, there are several things that we can do to reduce this heating bill burden. Today, we are going to learn five different tips that will help bring down your yearly heating bill.
Here are five ways that will help you reduce your heating bill:
Set your thermostat to 65 degrees– By setting your thermostat to 65 degrees, you will save yourself tons of money. Most people feel comfortable with this temperature setting and you will be really happy once you see your heating bill.
Install a programmable thermostat– Replace your old thermostat with a programmable one. This will allow you to set your heater to turn off when you are not at home and turn back on before you arrive. This will make a big difference in how much you are paying for your heating bill.
Replace your old heating unit– Old units eat up electricity and end up costing you tons of money during the winter months. By replacing your old dated unit with a new one, it will pay for itself over time. In some states, you can even get rebates from the government by replacing your old unit.
Seal up your doors and windows– Two places that often let valuable warm air escape outside is your windows and doors. While it would be best to replace old windows and worn outdoors with new ones, foam insulation can solve the problem and it is cheaper as well. You can pick up cans of foam insulation at your local hardware store for only a few bucks.
If you have a fireplace close the flue– If you are not using your fireplace to heat your home, you can close the flue to prevent any warm air from escaping from the home. Just remember to open it back up when you build a fire.