Here are 6 tips to keep your energy bill low this winter:
Cover Below the Door
Prevent drafts of cold air from entering your home by using a “draft snake.” You can make one yourself by rolling up a towel or filling a pouch of fabric with sand. They are also available for purchase online and in your local hardware store
Using dirty filters restricts airflow and in turn, uses more energy. By replacing your filter you will keep your energy costs down and have the added benefit of keeping allergens and dust at bay.
Switch Ceiling Fans
You can quickly switch the direction of your ceiling fans. Run your fan clockwise in the winter, to push warm air down, and counterclockwise in the summer. Most fans have a switch on the base to change the direction.
Weight the Curtains
Hanging heavy curtains and keeping them closed, will help keep your home insulated. Curtains can be used in addition to sealing your windows or in place of, as a more fashionable way to keep your home insulated.
Close Down Vents
If you have rooms that don’t get used regularly, keep the doors closed and the vents shut. There’s no need to spend money to heat unused space. When you need to use the room, quickly heat it up by opening the doors and vents to get the heat flowing.
Keep the heat lower by staying cozy in warm socks and sweaters. Using your body heat to stay warm means your heating bill will be lower. (Tip: Turn the thermostat up before guests come over!)
We hope you enjoy the chilly season and our tips help you keep warm! A few simple projects can have a big effect on your energy bill!