Although this winter has experienced extreme polar vortex temperatures and wild nationwide snow storms, there are still ways to save money on your heating bill. Don’t lose hope! The winter months don’t have to drain your finances.
Saving money on your energy bill is possible by making a few clever winter heating adjustments. Get ready to start your New Year by reducing your heating bills and enjoying more money in your pocket!
Winter Heating Tips
The goal is always to retain heat using methods that avoid electricity, while simultaneously blocking out the cold air from coming in. Follow these tips and watch your heating bill decrease each month.
Close the vents in rooms you don’t use as much —
Do a walkthrough in your home and shut the vents in the rooms you don’t use as much. This allows more warm air to circulate in the rooms you use the most. And since more heat gathers in these, you could turn down the temperature a few degrees and save additional heating costs right there.
Use your winter curtains wisely —
Thermal curtains or drapes trap heat in the rooms they are in, making them a great seasonal investment. However, in order to get the most out of your thermal curtains, you need to do the following:
- Position the thermal drapes in your home where the sun rises and sets
- Open them at peak sunlight hours when the heat comes in and shut them during sunset to retain as much heat as possible
Seal up any thermal threats —
Conduct a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your home to check for any cracks that would allow cold air to enter. Look around your windows, doors, baseboards and even electrical outlets. Sealing up your home from both the outside and inside will significantly reduce any chance of unnecessary drafts creeping in. Doing so will cut the cost of your energy bill during both the hot summer and cold winter months.
DIY sealing options include:
- Spray foam
- Foam gaskets
- Foil tape
Even using rolled-up blankets is a good quick fix when you need to preserve as much heat as possible. If you have trouble doing this yourself, you should always consult a professional who can inspect your roof and attic areas that might be difficult for you to address on your own.
Make your home a cozy winter paradise —
Embrace all the cozy possibilities of the season! Jump into some cozy socks, bundle up in your favorite cozy clothes and blanket with some hot coffee, chocolate or herbal tea. Get your fireplace up and running and enjoy the snuggly colder months. The Danish have even coined a term that describes exactly that: hygge. A wonderful way to embrace the cold weather with a smile.
Hopefully, these tips offer you enough inspiration to start heat-protecting your home and getting cozy! Saving money on your energy bills is a good idea for any season of the year. And taking these precautions are a great way to make sure you save money while enjoying the season at the same time.
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