How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill While Also Staying Warm

Saving money on your heating bill while staying warm

Staying warm is as important as keeping a full wallet.

The cold winter weather is in full swing, and while you want to keep warm, turning the heat on high can have a costly effect on your heating bill when it comes in the mail. Each time you turn on that thermostat, you are adding more and more to the amount you will have to pay at the end of your billing cycle. Keep these money-saving tips in mind to help you and your loved ones warm, while, at the same time, keeping your wallet full.

  • Give your windows some cover. To help your windows keep the cold outside, investing in insulating drapes or shades is not a bad idea. You could also use clear, heavy duty plastic sheeting to seal and protect your windows from the frigid temperatures.
  • Allow the sun to do its thing. Your home most likely has at least one window that sees the sun once a day. During this time of day, keep your blinds open to allow the sun to naturally heat your home. While the sun sets, make sure to close your blinds to avoid any cold drafts from getting in.
  • Keep an eye on your furnace. Energy is wasted when your dirty furnace is forced to work twice as hard to keep your home warm. A properly working furnace can save energy, and money as it is now using its energy to warm rather than to function. Hire a professional to take a look at our furnace to make sure it is in proper working order.

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