You need to stay warm during the cold winter months but doing so can be a strain on any budget. By taking action and making a few minor adjustments, you can stay comfortable and save money on your heating bills this year.
One of the best ways to prevent the cold air from entering is to make sure your insulation, especially in the attic and basement, is working well. Replace any old insulation for a greater seal.
Window frames, around doors, and around light fixtures are areas where the cold air can find its way into your home without being easily noticed. Make sure to go through your home and seal all these areas to keep the warm air in and the cold air outside where it belongs.
Your home doesn’t have to be livable warm at all times. Close off heating vents in rooms that don’t get regular use, such as guest bedrooms and turn the thermostat down to 60 or 65 degrees at times when nobody is at home or at night when blankets keep you warmer. If you invest in a programmable thermostat, you can time it so that the house warms up in time for your return home or so you wake to a warmer temperature than you slept with.
Insulated Window Coverings
Insulated curtains can provide an easy and inexpensive way to make sure heat stays inside and cold air stays out. You can open them at times when the sun is directly shining in order to enjoy the natural light and warmth but keeping them closed the rest of the time protects your home from the warm air being cooled when it hits the cold glass.
Get a Furnace Checkup
Seeing that your furnace is running at peak performance is one of the best ways to save money. Get an annual checkup to help keep things running smoothly.
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