Winter is just around the corner. You can feel it in the air! While this time of year is full of holidays and family reunions, it also comes with some obstacles. Keeping your home heated can be a bit costly. Now, newer homes or those that have recently undergone a NJ home remodeling project will experience less of a hit this season, but here’s some tips for the rest of us.
Three ways to cut down on your winter energy bills:
1. Cut it at the source. Prep your windows: When you feel a draft in the home, it’s doing far more damage than sending a chill down your spine. It’s lowering the overall temperature and causing your heat to do more work than necessary. By ensuring your windows are properly sealed you will be able to save money on heat. To do this you can apply plastic film seal to all of your windows, reinforce the edges with cauking, and buy thermal shades.
2.Turn it down: Most people have their heat set to about 72 degrees throughout the winter. Turning it down to the high 60s and throwing on a sweater will also help save on your energy costs. If this is something you don’t see yourself doing during the day, at least turn down the heat during the nighttime hours when you will be using heavy blankets in your bed.
3.Get the most bang for your buck: When partaking in household chores this winter season, ensure you go about them efficiently. Only run the dishwasher when you have a full load, and only run full washes when cleaning clothing. While these recommendations will help you year round, they will definitely give an extra boost when it comes to winter heating whoas.