Energy bills can drain your budget. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, an average American household spends around 40% of its energy just on heating and cooling. So, how do we minimize those bills during the winter months. Here are 4 ways to save on home heating.
You don’t even have to open your windows to lose precious energy and money. Heat just seeps out of them.
As a result, it is wise to invest in double-pane thermal windows instead of single-pane. You can ensure a saving of 20% or more per year, according to EfficientWindows.org.
Does your thermostat truly help you save money?
In fact, when was the last time you adjusted it? Most people simply select the temperature that fits them the most. Not bothering to change it when they’re outside. That’s a big mistake.
So, here’s a little trick. Adjust the thermostat down about 10-15 degrees while you’re at work or while you are nicely tucked in bed. You can save considerably this way.
Nothing saves more money on your energy bills than good insulation. With it, you suffer less heat transfer during the winter while maintaining proper ventilation. Without this second part, your home would be full of moisture and wouldn’t be a very enjoyable living environment.
This is a bit more expensive than some other ways to keep your energy bill down, but it’s worth every dime to make sure you don’t have any leaks in the attic or some other place.
Did you know that your average water heater is to blame for up to 25% of your energy bill every month? That’s no surprise since they are usually on 24/7.
Most water heaters are factory-set at 140 Fahrenheit, but according to the Department of Energy, 120 degrees is more than enough and it can save you up to 10% on your overall heating bill.
And here’s an even better way to save on energy – replace the water heating tank with an on-demand water heater. These are a solid, long-term investment for any household.