The cold temperatures are approaching, which means you are probably going to be using your heater quite a bit this winter. Why wouldn’t you? You don’t want to freeze in a cold house. Heating can get expensive, and you’re probably wondering how you can save money on your heating this winter. We have curated a list of tricks that you can use to help cut back on heating costs and save as much money as possible. Whether you like it or not, winter is coming. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you have the proper preparation. If you have the proper preparation, keeping your house warm this time of year should not be an issue. We have curated a list of DIY tricks that will help keep your house nice and warm.
Turn Down the Thermostat:
Turning down the thermostat when you’re out of the house or asleep can make a great difference for saving money on your heating bill. It’s just a simple technique – but it’ll help save you a few extra bucks. Also, if you get a programmable thermostat, you can automate the whole process and never have to worry about the heat again.
Use Your Curtains:
Now, this may sound like a silly thing to do but using your curtains can be very effective in keeping your house warm. The sun is an amazing free source of heat, opening your curtains during the day to let as much sun through your windows as possible can be quite efficient. Shutting your curtains at night is the most important part of this method the curtains act as insulation. If you want a super simple way of keeping your house warm this can be an option.
Move Your Sofa Away From The Radiator:
Having your sofa in front of your radiator may feel nice and seem like a practical option, but unfortunately, it’s not the best spot to get the most efficient of keeping your house warm. If blocked, the vents won’t be able to send warm air throughout your house like they’re supposed to but rather directly into your couch. Moving your sofa away from the radiator is a better option for maximum efficiency.
A common thing people tend to overlook is causing your heat to literally go out the front door. Weatherstripping on the bottom of your doors does not last forever. If they are old and worn chances are, they are no longer doing their jobs. In fact, 12% of your home’s heat could be lost due to an old weatherstrip. By simply replacing them you can cut down on drafts and lower your heat bill.
Use Timers on Central Heating:
Programming your heater to be on a little earlier than when you need it, say 30 minutes before you wake up, can be more efficient than turning it on when you need it on high. It’s cheaper this way. The boiler heats up at a constant speed. Just don’t make the mistake of leaving your heat on low all day because you’ll be paying for heat when you don’t need it.
These are just a few tricks to help you heat your house more efficiently this winter and help minimize your heating costs. You can get a great bang for your buck without putting too much effort into these easy fixes. If you would like maintenance on your boiler or any repairs, don’t hesitate to give us a call: 401-738-9245. We also offer 24/7 emergency service, so we’re always ready for any of your heating problems! Stay warm and save some money!