With spring just around the corner, it’s almost time to retire your furnace for the season. However, you shouldn’t start celebrating just yet—there are still a few more weeks of winter to come, so we can count on at least one last stretch of cold temperatures. After a long season of cranking up the heat, you might be looking for ways to keep your energy bills down for the last part of winter. Here are some tips about how to reduce your heating bill this winter from the heating and cooling specialists at R.J. Wiley.
Heat Yourself, Then Heat Your House
Turning your thermostat up to the highest temperature may keep your house warm, but it will make your heating bill skyrocket as well. If you turn your thermostat down even by a couple degrees, you could save yourself a significant amount of money in wasted energy bills. Keep yourself cozy by bundling up in socks, sweaters, indoor slippers and blankets. Once you’re all wrapped up and warm, turn down your thermostat and start saving!
Ensure Proper Insulation
Keep heat circulating throughout your home during the night by closing all windows and doors and drawing curtains shut. During the day, open up the curtains so your home can absorb as much sunlight as possible. Make sure all your doors and windows are properly sealed as well—installing weather stripping where necessary can help prevent drafts from entering your home and can help keep your home cool during the summer season too.
Turn Down Heat at Night
One of the best ways to reduce your heating bill is to turn your thermostat down at night. Instead of relying on your furnace to keep you warm during the night, bundle up with extra blankets, quilts, and hot water bottles. Even lowering your thermostat by a few degrees during the night can drastically decrease the price of your heating bills.
It’s easy to strike a balance between keeping your home cozy and maintaining manageable heating bills. For professional and reliable heating and cooling services, trust the professionals at R.J. Wiley. For more information about our services, contact us today!