3 Ways to Keep Your Heating Bill Low in the Winter

 

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Keep Warm This Winter by Utilizing Your Fireplace to Conserve Energy.

 

When the air starts to get colder and the temperatures on your thermostat find themselves rising, you will find that your bill will start rising too. Fortunately, there are several things you can do inside your home to keep that bill low and your temperatures high. 

3 simple ways to warm up your home

Get out of the dark: It is important that you open up your blinds or curtains during those sunny parts of the day. When you close off your windows to light, those parts of the home will naturally become colder. If you have trees or bushes blocking the windows, think about giving them a quick cutdown to let more light into your home.

Turn your heater off: Obviously, this one will keep your bill low because you won’t have anything on, but keeping your heater off is not exactly what we mean. During the times you are not home, try turning your heater off or even down to somewhere around 65 or 70 degrees. It may be cold when you get home, but as soon as you are in the door, it won’t take long for the house to heat back up to whatever temperature keeps you comfortable. In the meantime, you have saved all that energy while you were out.

Light a fire: This will work great if you have a wood burning fireplace, but not so much if you don’t. Consider lighting a fire and hanging out in that room until it is time to go to bed or leave. If you do not have a fireplace, consider a space heater. It is easy to plug in and can be moved to whatever location you are at.

The winter can be a hard time of year to keep warm, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow a few of these tips. If you do need to turn your heater on or get it back to working order, you can call us at (828) 229-2727 and we will be happy to get you scheduled for an appointment. We want to help keep your bill low and our quality high.