December 18, 2021
1. Get a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats have been shown to save homeowners up to 10% on their heating bills, making them a great investment for any homeowner looking to increase their home value.
2. Lower your heat
Lower the heat to 68 in your living room and bedroom while you’re at work or asleep. This will save you money on heating bills.
3. Use space heaters
Use small spaces in rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. This way you’re not wasting power on unoccupied space during quiet hours.
4. Install weather stripping
Around windows to seal out drafts and take the stress of constantly running your system. If this isn’t possible, or for temporary use, use towels and blankets to seal exposed strips.
Add insulation to your home’s walls and attic (if applicable) Adding insulation will help keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This will not increase the value of your home but will save you money on monthly electric bills. Can you say extra holiday money?
6. Keep curtains closed
During the day to keep warm air inside, by closing curtains and blinds to help trap in heat. Curtains are extremely useful in temperature controlling your home. For extras insulation, use black-out curtains which are the thickest of curtains available.
7. Check with local utility companies about rebates
For installing energy-efficient appliances like freezers and dishwashers; they may even offer discounts on gas or electricity bills if you switch providers.
Adding insulation will help keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter.