“For every degree you set your thermostat back over eight hours, you’ll save about 1% on your heating bill each year,” according to GoodHouseKeeping.com. It doesn’t take much to save big. All you need to do is follow the tips below to cut your heating costs and save money this winter.
Ditch your old manual thermostat and replace it with a programmable thermostat:
- You’ll have greater control and can even set the thermostat from your computer or smartphone.
- Some of the latest models are equipped with high-def hi-tech features such as a touch screen display.
- The thermostat can be set to lower the temperature when you leave your home and automatically raise the temperature when you return.
Don’t heat the whole house at once:
- Have one our Stand-Up Guys out for a free zoning consultation.
- Possibly zone your existing system.
- Add another system to save energy and heat only the sections of the home you are using.
- Open curtains and blinds during the day to let sun in and close them up at night to trap heat.
- Inspect weather stripping around windows and doors, drafts are a huge source of heat loss.
- Improve the seal of interior doors by attaching a sweep. They are sold in hardware stores and are easily installed by screwing to the bottom of your door.