Winter is looking like a particularly long cold one for many of us. With the memories of last years arctic air many of us are looking to learn how to lower your heating bill in winter to help defray the cost of heating. Lowering your heating bill in winter is easier than you think and the sooner you start the better.
6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter
- Close off unused rooms:
Rooms that are not in regular use do not need to be heated. Close the door and shut the heating vent to allow the air that would be pumped into the room to flow into more used parts of the home.
- Seal and winterize windows:
Plastic sheeting is a great cost-effective and easy way to lower the amount of cold air coming into your home and add a layer of insulation to your windows to help lower the cost of heating your home.
- Winterize your doors:
Winterize your doors with fresh weather stripping on the outside and silicone weather stripping on the inside to create a great seal and a pocket of insulating air int he cracks of your door. Roll a blanket up along the bottom of the door to help keep cold air out.
- Use cooking to help heat your home for less.
When you cook you release heat into your home. Boiling water will put moisture into the air helping maintain temperature more efficiently. Baking will raise the temperature of your kitchen and depending on the layout of your home other rooms may get the effect while cooking.
- Give your furnace some basic maintenance with regular filter changes:
A clean filter allows air to flow effectively and help keep your heater running longer. You can even get s subscription of discounted filters delivered to your door with a subscription through FilterEasy. (They offer a referral program and first filter free)
- Use Thermal Curtains:
Use thermal curtains on windows and even walls that have a tendency to be hit head-on by cold biting winds to help keep the cold from radiating into your home keeping you warmer while offering protection to keep you cool in the summer.
What are some things you do to keep your heating bills lower?