Canadian’s favourite season is here! Winter calls for both hibernation and adventure, leading some to spend their days cozied up on the couch and others with their boots deep in the snow! But with this comes the need to keep our homes warm and comfortable. The season’s beautiful yet fierce presence doesn’t only affect how we feel but also how much money we spend on our utility bills.
Due to the high cost of heating our homes, an efficient balance must be created between adjusting your thermostat and keeping your wallet happy. Sometimes, you may be spending more money to heat your home than you need. But not to worry, here are some of Peggy Hill’s top tips for cutting down your heating bill.
- Install A Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, you definitely need to add this to your list of things to buy in 2023. This unique technology allows you to control your heating remotely using your smartphone. So when you are gone all day, you can turn the heat down, and right before you get home, you can turn the heat back up. This scheduled heating will surely save you on your next bill!
- Seal Your Windows & Doors
Air leaks may be causing a significant dip in your heating bill. To avoid this, try weather-stripping your windows and doors to help keep the cold air out and the warm air in. This small fix can save you as much as 30% on your next heating bill.
- Use A Space Heater
Space heaters are an excellent alternative for heating a room in your home that is used sparingly. Instead of heating the entire house, try targeting the area of coldness first.
- Lower The Thermostat
Did you know that for every degree you lower your thermostat, you can save up to 3% on your heating bill? Be smart about what you keep your temperature set to during the day and night. Try keeping your home at 68 degrees during the day and lowering it significantly at night when you sleep.
- Move Furniture & Add Curtains
Sometimes couches or decor can block the airflow into a room. If your home has a forced-air system, blocking a vent can cause a pressure imbalance and disrupt the heat balance in your home. When the winter season arrives, consider rearranging your furniture or even adding heavy curtains to help keep the heat flowing throughout your home.
Slight modifications made to your home in the winter season can help save money on your utility bill. So, try implementing some of these tips to prevent high heating costs from keeping you cold this winter.
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