As winter grips the East Coast and Winter Storm Grayson leaves snow and wind in its wake, many of us will see an uptick in our power bill.
Did you know you can save a substantial amount of money by adopting a few home heating practices?
R & R Heating And Air is giving you the scoop on the best ways to keep the heat in and your power bill down!
Layer, Layer, Layer
A tried and true method, layering up and keeping your thermostat down is a big money saver! Instead of ditching your sweater as soon as you get home, keep it on and save some money.
A little bit of layering goes a long way and may save you upwards of 20% on your heating bill.
Of course, exercise caution while you layer. Frigid indoor temperatures can cause illness or even damage home appliances.
Crank It Down (Just A Little Bit)
As tempting as it may be to crank it to 80, turn your thermostat down a few degrees and save big bucks on your power bill.
Opt for a jacket or sweater to stay warm indoors. Trust us, your wallet will thank you.
You can warm up your home with more than just your heater too! Fix your insulation, use an eco-friendly system, or repairing your heater are just a few ways you can heat your home this winter.
Fill Up Your Dishwasher
This may sound like an odd one but your dishwasher may be sucking your bank account dry. Many people get into the habit of starting the dishwasher at night before bed or when they leave the house. This habit facilitates starting the dishwasher before it’s actually full.
Instead of starting your dishwasher willy-nilly, wait until it’s full before you press the start button. Save money on your water and power bill without sacrificing clean dishes.
One of the most common culprits to a cold house is drafts. Invest in your home and health by eliminating drafty windows, doors, and even walls. Keep out the cold with insulated windows or window coverings. The U.S. Department of Energy also suggests sealing or caulking air leaks to keep the heat in.
Drafts are commonly found around chimneys, unfinished areas in your home, and surrounding windows.
According to Consumer Reports, sealing leaks can reduce energy costs by 15 to 30 percent.
Use Cold Water for Laundry
Save your water heater where you can! Clothes don’t necessarily need to be washed in hot water in order to get clean. Choose a cold wash and laundry will be cleaned without wasting any precious hot water.
According to Michael Bluejay using cold water over hot can save you upwards of $152 per year. Consider how much money you’re losing every time you load the washer? Hot water should only be used when it’s absolutely necessary.
Lower Your Power Bill This Winter
R & R Heating And Air has helped Woodstock, Georgia lower their power bill since 2010.
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