No matter what form of heating you have for your home, during the cold season, your costs for staying comfortable and warm are going to rise. This can raise havoc with your utility budget and you wind up feeling guilty about the cost you incur just trying to stay warm.
Feeling guilty about being comfortable is a terrible way to live. Here are some tips you can use during the cold season to save money on heating and stay warm at the same time.
1. Heat Yourself First
One of the simplest ways to keep yourself warm is by using your own body heat. Wearing extra layers of clothing like undershirts, long underwear, and inside can make an enormous difference in how warm you feel. For extra warmth, wear socks and a hat inside.
2. Dial It Down
This means turning down your thermostat at night. Since you are going to be under the covers anyway, you don’t need to spend money heating the entire house. You can lower your thermostat as much as 15 degrees and still stay comfy warm in your bed.
3. Keep It Clean
One of the biggest wasters of money in home heating is inefficiency. If you are paying to heat your home, it just makes sense that you get the most heat for your dollar. Keeping your vents clean and changing your filter even more often is going to put more of the heat you paid for in your home. If you use any kind of radiating system, be sure those elements are clean. It’s amazing how much money we lose heating dirt and dust.
These are three of the easiest ways to reduce your heating costs. They’re easy to implement and simple to keep up with. Start using these today because the sooner you do, the more money you will save on heating your home.