Ways To Save Money on Your Heating Bill

by Pam on November 23, 2009

ways to save money on your heating bill this winterHere we go again. Winter will soon be here along with its snow storms and freezing cold weather.  If you’re like me, you’re probably not looking forward to the increased heating costs.  Below are some suggestions of ways to reduce your heating costs this winter.  Stay warm!

1.  Replace your furnace filter every couple of months to ensure your furnace is running efficiently.

2.  Have your furnace cleaned every 2 to 3 years to maximize its efficiency.

3.  Insulate your water heater with a water heater jacket.

4.  Turn down the water heater temperature to approximately 50 degrees to conserve energy and save money.

5.  Limit the use of bathroom and kitchen fans as they blow the warm air out of your home.

6.  Check for drafts around your windows and doors.  Use caulking or weather stripping to seal any openings.

7.   Insulate your windows with window plastic.

8.  Keep your blinds open during the day to let the sunshine warm the house.  Once the sun goes down, close the blinds to further insulate your windows.

9.  Before cranking up the heat, make sure you are wearing warm socks, slippers, and sweaters.   Don’t be afraid to walk around wrapped in a fleece blanket either.  Fleece blankets are a lot cheaper than your heating bill is ever going to be.

10.  Make use of a programmable thermostat.  Set it so that the temperature is lower when you are away from home as well as during the night.

11.  To learn about more than 100 ways to save on your energy bill, check out this link.

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