We’re in the middle of a harsh winter, so it’s understandable that you’ve been turning your heat up more than you have before. And yet, there are still things you can do to keep your heating bills down to a manageable level this winter. Here are a few things that should help.
Have Your Heating System Serviced
While you should ideally have this done in the fall before things start to get really cold, it’s never too late to have your heating system looked over. You should be able to find someone to inspect your system if you Google “heating services Williamsburg VA,” so have your system serviced sooner rather than later. It will at the very least ensure that your HVAC system is working efficiently and not using too much energy.
Use The Sun For Heat Whenever You Can
Contrary to what some people seem to believe, a bright sunny day can be brutally cold. There are no clouds in the sky. Still, you can use the sun for heat on these days. Open up your curtains and let some sunlight into your home. You will almost certainly not need to have your heat turned up too high as a result.
Turn Down Your Thermostat At Night
You can save a lot of energy and lower your heating bill simply by turning down your thermostat at night. Everyone in your home will be asleep underneath piles of blankets, so you won’t have to worry about keeping your home too warm during this time. You obviously shouldn’t shut your heat down completely, but turning your heat down by about 10 degrees can lower your heating bill’s by as much as 10 percent.
Insulate Your Home
Some good insulation can make your home feel warm even after you’ve turned down your heat. Take note of where your home is its draftiest, purchase some inexpensive insulation from the nearest hardware store, and use it to cover up the worst of the drafts. You might still need to use your furnace on exceptionally cold days, but you can give your heating system and your bank account a much-needed rest.