Like it or not, the cold weather has arrived — which means it is time for homeowners in Evansville and surrounding areas to hunker down and embrace the weather until Spring arrives. As a homeowner, you are well aware that during these months, you naturally save more on your energy bill due to less air conditioning usage. However, that typically means that the cost will likely get transferred over to your natural gas or electric bill as you begin to utilize your heating system more frequently.
In this post, we are going to share a few ways that you can lower your heating bill this winter. Hopefully a few of these tips will help you and your family enjoy this cold season a little more than usual!
Adjusting your thermostat can make a huge difference in your heating usage & lower your bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% on your heating bill by reducing your thermostat 7-10 degrees for eight hours each day. This should be an easy one to check off if you are working away from your home! All you need to do is program your thermostat to lower the temperatures during the day when you are at work or school.
Keep this tip in mind anytime you are going to be away from the home for an extended period of time. Obviously, if you are just running to the store and back it wouldn’t make sense to lower the thermostat. But if you are going to a holiday party or your kid’s basketball tournament, turn it down while you’re gone.
A lot of homeowners associate ceiling fans with summer time–when you need to cool the house down. But did you know that you can actually utilize your ceiling fan to help warm your house up too? In the Wintertime, switch your ceiling fan to spin clockwise instead of counterclockwise. Since heat rises, switching the fan to clockwise will help the heat trapped in the ceiling move downwards.
In order to switch your ceiling fan, you will need to locate the switch near the base of the fan and flip it. Remember to always practice safety when climbing up a ladder or step stool!
Are you ready to bust out your contractor pants? With this tip, you’ll need to get a little handy! A great way to lower your heating bill and improve total comfort throughout the home is to seal up any and all cracks or leaks around your windows, walls, doors, or light fixtures. Be sure to look for gaps or holes where the air could be leaking in or out. Once you identify potential leaks, seal them up with some caulk from your local hardware store.
During the daytime, open up your blinds to help naturally warm the house up! This can help take some of the load off of your heating system and ultimately lower your heating bill! Not to mention, the additional vitamin D is also good for you!
Are you looking to have Evansville heating repair services or replacement done on your HVAC system? If so, contact Perfection Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration today! Our team of experts are standing by ready to help you breathe easy! We offer free estimates on all heating replacements, and can help you get set up with a flexible financing plan to stretch the payments out. Contact us today at 812-508-8387 or request service online.
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