How to Decrease Your Home Heating Bill
November 21, 2014
The winter months come in a blaze of cold temperatures and gusty nights, which means your heating bill soars and your pocketbook looks a little less plush than you would like it to throughout the holidays. There is no reason to pay more than you have to for your monthly heating bill, so consider the following ideas to cut your costs:
- Turn your fans to run the opposite direction, and keep them on a low setting when you are in a room. This will allow you to keep your thermostat set at a lower temperature because the fan will circulate the warm air that rises to the ceiling and keep the whole room a comfortable temperature without using as much energy.
- Replace the weather stripping on your doors. Animals and children, not to mention wear and tear, can ruin the weather stripping on your doors without you even noticing. If you can see light through the cracks in your door or feel a draft when you stand close to one, that means your weather stripping is not doing its job and needs to be replaced or upgraded.
- Use caulking to seal the outer holes in the walls of your home. Anywhere that a pipe or wire enters your home has to be sealed, and any original seals can crack and peel over time, letting cool air into your home.
These simple steps can make your energy bill decrease right before your very eyes. For more helpful tips or for Hamilton HVAC repair, contact the experts at Peters Heating & Cooling.