How to Save Money on Heating Bills in the Winter
The winter season is when more people spend time at home as they attempt to escape the chill and harsh weather conditions outside. Most households rely on the heater to create a warm and comfortable environment. If you want to reduce your heating bill but still stay warm, then there are a few necessary tips to follow.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are designed to set the temperature inside of the building and prevent it from fluctuating to ensure that less energy is used and the heater doesn’t work harder than necessary to operate. A programmable thermostat can be purchased for less than $100, but the costs can quickly be recouped due to the amount of money that’s saved with less energy usage. Set the thermostat to 70 degrees during the day and 68 degrees at night to save more money without compromising your level of comfort. Each degree can allow you to save up to 10 percent on your bill.
Light a Candle
Lighting candles can allow you to spot leaks that are present throughout the house near doors or windows. The flame from the candle will move in a horizontal direction if drafts are present, which means that you’re losing warm air and allowing cold air to enter the building. You can eliminate drafts by installing caulking on the doors or windows to seal the house and prevent your HVAC system from working too hard. Insulation may also need to be added near the air leaks.
There are many different ways to generate heat in your home without having to rely on your heater. Cook a warm meal or take a hot shower to keep the interior setting warm with the air that circulates throughout the house.
Our technicians are qualified to provide you with tailored solutions to your specific needs. Call 4 Seasons in Alpharetta today for more information on the different types of heaters available.