Energy costs continue to be high, and as the colder months are approaching many are looking for ways to reduce their bills to survive the winter without having to spend hundreds of dollars. Reducing your heating bills can be relatively simple, so long as you try the following actions.
1. Lower your home temperatures
Running your AC or heating non stop at extremely high temperatures is guaranteed to lead to high bills. However, if you are willing to drop your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for only 8 hours per day, then you will be able to save up to 10% on your bills. This reduction can take place overnight when you are more unlikely to feel the difference in your home’s temperatures. Another great option is reducing the temperature during the hours you are not home.
2. Smart Thermostats
If you are looking to make an upgrade in your current systems then you can opt for a smart thermostat. This will allow you to get more accurate readings and will give you more control over the temperatures in your home. Some thermostats also work with timers which could make it easier for you to have the temperatures drop during specific hours of the day.
Insulation can be your greatest friend as it can keep the cold out and the warmth in. Adding extra insulation in your attic and making sure your windows and doors don’t allow for the cold to permeate your space, can help you reduce your bills by reducing your heating needs.
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