How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?
Winter energy bills can get expensive because you need to heat your home. There are several ways to save money on these bills while still keeping your home comfortable.
Turn Down the Furnace
For every degree you turn down your thermostat, you save about 3% on your energy bills. People commonly keep their home heated at 68 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will save you a lot of money to keep the thermostat at 65 degrees. All you need to do is wear warmer clothes while in your home and you won’t notice the difference.
Get Furnace Maintenance
You should have your furnace tuned-up in the fall to save money on your winter energy bills. A furnace that has been tuned-up operates more efficiently than one that has been neglected. You should also replace the filter during the winter whenever it looks dirty, or about every two months.
Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc of Lincoln, NE, offers a maintenance service. We have experienced NATE-certified technicians who are familiar with all makes and models of furnaces.
Use Ceiling Fans
You should use your ceiling fans during the winter as it pushes warm air down. Make sure it’s running clockwise and at a low speed.
Use Heavy Curtains and Blinds
Heavy curtains and blinds will keep warm air in your home as they prevent heat loss through windows. However, keep windows with direct sunlight exposed as that gives you free heat from the sun.
Get a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats save you money on your winter energy bills as they use artificial intelligence to heat your home. The thermostat will lower the heat when your home is unoccupied and keep your home warm when somebody’s home. They also automatically reduce the temperature when you go to bed.Energy Savings, Winter