With the abnormally sub-zero temperatures, you are probably 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 3 tricks that you can use to help cut back on heating costs and save as much money as possible.
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.
Minimize the Use of Kitchen and Bathroom Fans:
Although they are great when it comes to removing terrible smells, they also take a lot of hot air with them. So, try not to use them too much and you’ll make another improvement on your heating bill.
Use Your Ceiling Fan:
Now you’re probably thinking this is counterintuitive. Ceiling fans are used in the summer to cool a room, not heat it. But if you turn your ceiling fan on in reverse, it brings the hot air that rises back to the lower parts of the room. Again, this is a simple fix that doesn’t seem like it will make much of an impact. But as you’ll see on your heating bill, it does indeed make a difference.
These are just some ways that you can easily minimize heating costs. You can get a great bang for your buck without putting too much effort into these easy fixes.
As always, if you need any heating maintenance whatsoever, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help: 401-738-9245.
Stay warm and save some money!