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How To Reduce Your Heating Bill This Winter

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With energy times continuously increasing it is a good idea to find some ways in which you can lower your heating bill this winter. This will help you stay safe, and warm and not go bankrupt overpaying those hefty energy bills.

1. Turn down the thermostat

This is the most standard advice in the book and for good reason because it works. Just by turning down your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees every day for 8 hours, you can cut 10% off of your energy bill. These hours could be the hours you are not home, or the nighttime when you are most likely not going to be needing the whole house to be as warm.

If you have a smart thermostat you can also set it up so that it increases to the regular temperature an hour or so before you return home. This will allow your house to be at your ideal temperature whenever you are there.

2. Use solar energy

If you can switch to solar panels for your electricity then you might be able to cut your heating bills by switching to an electric heating system. This is going to help you save up as you will no longer be using natural gas, which can often fluctuate in price. You can also use your solar panels for warm water and electricity so you can reduce your overall utility bills by using them.

3. Stop using old appliances

Your old appliances might be the reason why you are losing money. Newer systems are higher in efficiency and lower in the electricity that they require. This could help you cut your energy bills by quite a lot as your appliances will be supplying a maximum output of up to 98.5% compared to the 56 to 70% that older devices could output. Therefore you are getting a better efficiency for the electricity you are paying for.