Worried about high heating bills this winter? Don’t fret too much. There are many ways to stay comfortable while saving money on your heating expenses at the same time. Here are six more ways to do so.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
A thermostat that is not working properly may calculate your indoor temperature incorrectly, causing you to use unnecessary energy. Get your thermostat checked. If possible, get a programmable or smart thermostat so that you can turn the heater on and off automatically, reducing unnecessary usage.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Getting used to an indoor temperature that is just one to three degrees cooler can save you a lot of energy in the long run. After a period of time, you won’t even notice it.
Keep Furniture Away From the Heater
Furniture that is kept close by to the heater will block heat from spreading throughout your home. This is especially true for sofas and the like. Make sure the area around your heater is clear.
Use a Space Heater
Modern space heaters can actually work pretty well. If you only use a certain room in your home regularly, you can save money by using a good space heater. It will make the room cozier too.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
An old HVAC system will lose its efficiency over time. This will force it to work harder to get the same results, using more energy. Modern HVAC systems are also designed with energy savings in mind.
Proper HVAC Maintenance
It is extremely important to perform proper and regular maintenance on your HVAC system and furnace. Getting a professional to perform a tuneup at least once or twice a year will ensure that you catch any problems before they get worse.
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