As the winter season settles over Canton, Georgia, homeowners are cranking the heat and, in turn, cranking up the costs. It’s no secret that heating a home during winter is expensive, but the reality is that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to stay cozy while indoors this season.
Home heating uses more energy and costs more money than any other home system, but when the frosty weather strikes, you don’t have much of a choice.
If you’re tired of overpaying on your heat bill, you’re not alone. However, there are some tricks that can help you save money while staying warm. Just keep on reading to find out what they are!
1. Lower the Thermostat
Being responsible when it comes to the thermostat is one of the simplest ways to cut costs on your heat bill. For instance, did you know that you can save as much as 10 percent every year on your heating bill by lowering the thermostat down 7 degrees for eight hours a day?
So, while you’re at work, school, or out of town, always remember to lower the thermostat. Don’t let heat continue to crank throughout your house if nobody is home; this is wasteful and is going to make your costs skyrocket.
2. Close Doors in Vacant Rooms
If there is a room (or several rooms) in your house that aren’t being used, keep the door closed. This will allow the heat to stay in that room, alerting your HVAC system to stop pumping out warm air into that space. It’s simple, but it works!
3. Home Insulation
Blown-in insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save money on your bills. The insulation works to seal off any gaps or holes where cool air can enter and heat can escape, acting as a “blanket” for your house. This keeps your heat in and the cold weather out!
4. Reverse Ceiling Fans
Everyone learned in school that hot air rises. By reserving the way in which your ceiling fan rotates (most fans have a switch that allows this), your fan will push the hot air that hangs out at the ceiling down to where your family is.
Remember to put your fan on the slowest setting when doing this to avoid any unpleasant drafts.
5. Get Cozy
Embrace the winter all the while making it more bearable by getting cozy! Decorate your home in a way that allows for maximum comfort and warmth, like by:
- adding extra fuzzy throw pillows to the couch
- adding cozy blankets to seating and beds
- using flannel sheets
- adding fuzzy rugs to tile floors
- installing insulated curtains during winter
These things can make your entire home a (warm) winter wonderland. Not only do they make your home look and feel cozier, but they will save you money in the end.
Start Saving on Your Heat Bill This Winter
Keeping your home warm and cozy this winter doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Now that you’re aware of these tips and tricks that will help you save on your heat bill, you don’t have to feel guilty about cranking the heat.
Still looking for ways to stay warm this winter? Check out our heating system installation service, or contact us to learn about how we can help with your home heating and cooling needs today.