Heating costs in the winter can be quite expensive, especially if you like to keep your home extra toasty. If you’re looking for a few ways to cut down on energy costs this season, you’ve come to the right place. We’re sharing a few tips and tricks to save energy this winter while also staying warm at home.
Lower Your Thermostat a Bit During the Day
Did you know you can save up to 3% on your heating bill for each degree you lower your thermostat? While turning your thermostat down by a degree or two might not change much in terms of temperature, it can definitely make a difference in your heating bill.
Let the Sun In
It might be cold in the winter, but that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining most days. Open up your curtains and blinds and let the sun in! It’s essentially a free source of heat and can warm up your home with no extra cost.
Seal Air Leaks
Cracks in doors and windows are a great way for the cold air to sneak into your home. Go around your home and check your windows and doors for any cracks and leaks. To seal them, caulk and weatherstripping are inexpensive and simple to use.
Instead of immediately resorting to cranking the thermostat the second you feel a bit chill in your house, throw on a sweatshirt and some fuzzy socks first. Grab a few blankets and wrap yourself up in them and then see how you feel. Adding a few layers onto you is another free source of heat that won’t add any extra costs to your heating bill.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats minimize your energy costs, essentially lowering your monthly heating bills. You can also track your energy usage through a smart thermostat, helping you figure out how much energy you’re using in your home and how you can adjust the thermostat settings to save more.
If you’re interested in installing a smart thermostat for your home this winter to save energy, Jack Frost Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC can help! You can also schedule your seasonal heating maintenance appointment with us to ensure nothing goes wrong with your heater when you need it the most during the next few months. Give us a call at (973) 520-0505 to speak with one of our team members today.