7 Things You Can Do in the Next 30 Minutes to Lower Your Heating Bill this Winter
During these cold winter months, when heaters and furnaces are working overtime and heating oil / natural gas prices are at their peaks, everyone’s looking for a way to conserve energy and save money on their heating bills. Well, do you have 30 minutes? If you do, below is a list of 7 things you can do in the next half hour at your house to reduce your heating costs for the rest of the winter.
Ready? Let’s get going!
First, let’s start with the obvious…
1) Bundle Up and Lower the Thermostat
Obviously, the less heat you use, the lower your bill will be. Go throw on an extra layer of clothing, such as a fleece or sweater, put on that nice pair of wool socks, and lower the thermostat by a few degrees while you’re at home.
Next, let’s adjust the window coverings.
2) Open or Close Your Curtains/Blinds
The time of day you’re reading this will determine what you want to do. If it’s daytime out right now, and especially if you have windows with a southern exposure, open the blinds or curtains to let in the sunlight and the radiant heat. If it’s night time, close the blinds to keep in the heat that’s already in your house.
Feel better? Good, now head over to the living room and…
2) Close the Flue to your Fireplace
Everyone knows that heat rises, and if your fireplace flue is open, your chimney is pulling heat out of your house like a giant heat-sucking vaccuum! Close that flue and keep more of the warm air down in the house where you can enjoy it.
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