Looking for some easy ways to save on your heating bills without being left in the cold? Follow these simple steps!
Find Other Ways to Get Cozy
There are so many ways to warm up that don’t involve turning up the heat! Wear sweaters and slippers, drape a blanket over you when you’re relaxing at home, and use a hot water bottle.
Keep Radiators Clear
Don’t block your radiators with furniture or other obstacles–you want to create an open path for warm air to flow freely throughout your home, not get trapped in one spot. Make sure that the hot air from your radiator has a clear path and you’ll find that it is easier to heat your home without cranking the temperature.
Make Sure Your Windows are Properly Sealed
Use weather stripping and plastic sheeting to get rid of any drafts that are cooling your home down. Even if you don’t have noticeable drafts, you will feel a difference once you seal off your windows.
Open Curtains in the Day
…and close them at night! Opening curtains during the day allows warmth from the sun to come inside, and closing them once it gets dark keeps the heat in your house from escaping.
Use Ceiling Fans
We don’t usually think of fans when we want to warm things up, but ceiling fans help to circulate the warm air around your home. Warm air naturally rises, and it’s not useful for you to just be heating your ceiling! Fans help to push that warm air back down to where you are.
Get Your Heating System Tuned Up
Proper maintenance of your heating system will ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible, saving you money on your bills. You should get your heating system tuned up by a professional every fall to make sure it’s running smoothly for the winter months.