With winter right around the corner, most of us are terrified by the heating bills. And we have all the reasons to be “scared”. In the end, heating and energy bills amount for a large part of the monthly bills we all have to pay – and the vast majority of the people would be more than happy to be able to save money on these expenses.
The good news is that you can save money on your heating costs – and there are some (quite) easy ways to do so as well. Following, we have gathered some of the most useful tips when it comes to this , so read on if you want to find out more.
Make sure your home is properly insulated
While you may not be able to actually insulate your home in the eve of winter, you can do certain things that will help your heat stay inside (and the outside cold stay outside as well). For instance, checking your doors’ threshold and adjusting them will help you avoid the temperature exchange between the “outside” and the “inside”.
Furthermore, using insulating materials to cover the lower parts of your windows can also help with keeping the cold air outside of your home. This may not be as great as investing in brand new windows, but it is still a good step to make.
Buy a decent portable heater
Portable heaters don’t have enough power to keep a room warm through the night, but they can still do a decent job at keeping the room warm while you are in it. If there’s a room in the house where most of the family gathers and stays for longer periods of time, use your portable heater there while you are all in the room and turn down the main heating system too.
Don’t forget to turn off the portable heater as soon as you leave the room! Otherwise, it could turn into a haphazard and it could become very dangerous for you, your family and your home!
Get a programmable thermostat
Thanks to modern technology, you can automatically “plan” the temperatures in your home. This is not only comfortable (as you will not have to manually adjust the thermostat whenever you need to do so), but it can also save you important sums of money.
For instance, if most of the family is away from home until 5 pm, you could program your thermostat to turn the heat higher as the evening approaches. By the time you get home, the place will have the perfect temperature without wasting it away during the hours you are not at home.
This kind of device doesn’t cost much (some can even be bought for much less than $50 and they are pretty good when it comes to quality too). However, it is a really useful thing to have around the home and it can be a money-saving tool as well (especially in the long run).