Heating and cooling a home makes up an average of 42% of monthly utility bill costs according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With colder temps outside, it will take more energy to keep your home warm and comfortable. Try these easy-to-implement tips that can make your home more efficient and keep your energy bill a little lower in the colder seasons.
You’d be surprised how fast the savings can rack up when you lower your thermostat by just a few degrees each day. When you are away from your home, try dropping the temperature.
Heating the water in your home takes a lot of energy when the ambient temperature drops. By reducing the amount of hot water you use, you can save a lot of money in the cold winter months.
In your kitchen and bathrooms, make sure to turn off or close your hood and ceiling vents to prevent pushing warm air outside. Likewise, make sure any fireplace openings are firmly closed when not in use.
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