With winter in full swing, saving money on heating your home is important. Here are some of the easiest ways you can save money on heating costs in the winter.
Regularly Check Air Filters
Dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of low efficiency in heating units. Change your air filters at least twice a year (more if you have pets) to maintain optimal performance.
Clear Blocked Registers
Make sure all registers, which circulate air back into the system for heating, are free from obstructions, including furniture.
Change Your Thermometer Settings
Switch your thermometer setting from Auto to On, to reduce frequent power cycling.
Close Vents in Unused Rooms
Redirect the flow of warm air to rooms that need it the most by closing the vents in unoccupied rooms.
Set the Thermostat to 67F (19.5C)
Setting your thermostat to 67F (19.5C) during waking hours is recommended to reduce wear and tear on the unit.
Invest in Thick Curtains
Use thick curtains at night to maintain warmth while you sleep.
Close Doors to Unused Rooms
Close the door to any unused rooms to keep the warmth where you need it.
Check for Air Leaks
Buy draft stoppers and outlet sealers to fill in gaps where warm air might be escaping.
Use Ceiling Fans
Set your ceiling fan to Reverse to draw warm air down from the ceiling.
Keep the Heat on
Reduce your thermostat to keep your home warm while you’re out. It’s more energy-efficient to warm up an already warm house than a cold one.
Utilize Natural Sunlight
Open your curtains during the day to let the natural warmth of the sun heat your home.