Entry #3035, November 21, 2013
Saving electricity is essential for all of us, and reducing home energy costs is on all of our minds. Not only it helps to control finances, it’s also favorable for the environment. However, many find it hard to figure out how to cut costs on something that is most needed. So, to help you lower your heating bills and reduce some carbon footprints, we share with you these tips and tricks.
How to Reduce your Home Energy Costs this Winter
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Air seal your home
Air leaks allow warm air to escape your house quickly, resulting in higher heating bills. Make sure to put weather stripping around doors and windows. Sealing gaps, especially in older homes can make your house feel warmer and easily save 10-15 percent on your electricity bills.
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Turn down the thermostat
Turn the heat down during the night and when no one is home. Think about it; why keep the heating to 70 degrees when you are either out for work or sleeping? Simply adjust the thermostat manually or make a onetime investment of few bucks on a programmable thermostat.
Wearing shorts and sleeveless tops in the heart of the winter months does not make much sense. It’s only wise to dress up warmly even when you are just sitting inside the house. Put on a sweatshirt or a jacket; wear thick socks and fuzzy slippers. Additionally, place a comfortable, soft blanket on the couch to cuddle up while reading, chatting or watching television. It really does not cost anything to layer up warmer clothes when at home and by doing so you can keep the heating temperature few degrees lower and defiantly save big.
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Allow direct sunlight into your home
During the day, open all the blinds and curtains on the sunny side of the house and keep everything closed on the other sides. This will maximize the benefits of the direct sunlight and minimize the heat lost to windows on the west.
True these little old-fashioned tips and tricks this winter. They will not take more than a few minutes and maybe a few bucks to implement. But, they will surely help you save big! See if these tips help you to reduce your home energy costs this winter.
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