Some welcome the cold weather with open arms, while others dread its return. No matter your seasonal preferences, everyone relies on their home to be a cozy escape from the chilly weather. However, heating your home can drive up your monthly bills and be a large expense each winter. In this blog, we will list ways to lower your heating bill so you can stay cozy while saving money!
Stay Warm & Save Money With These Tips!
Having a warm home should not cost an arm and a leg. Take these six tips into consideration to save money while heating your home!
- Seal Air Leaks
- Insulate Your Home
- Install A Programmable Thermostat
- Utilize Ceiling Fans
- Schedule Heating Maintenance
- Consider Low-E Products
Seal Air Leaks
According to Energy Star, you can save up to 10% on your annual energy bills by sealing air leaks and adding insulation around your home. Air can escape through the smallest cracks in your windows, walls, and doors. Sealing air leaks is an easy and cost effective way to save money in the long run, because it keeps your inside air in and the outside air out. If air is escaping, your heating unit uses more energy to heat your home and drives up utility bills.
Insulate Your Home
According to Energy Star, 9 out of 10 homes in the United States are under-insulated. Insulating spaces such as attics and basements can deliver more comfort and energy savings each season. Low-E offers a quality, multi-purpose insulation choice, which reflects up to 97% of radiant heat and is proven to result in energy savings. Insulation is a smart investment for your home, because it will reduce heat loss, save money, and keep you cozy all winter long!
Install A Programmable Thermostat
Lowering your thermostat will help save energy and money, but may sacrifice your comfort. Programmable and smart thermostats adjust your temperature setting while you are asleep or away, which avoids any discomfort. The home devices operate on a set schedule and can monitor your temperature preferences. According to Energy Star, you can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling costs each year by turning your thermostat down 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day. Programmable and smart thermostats can help achieve this goal by altering the temperature during the work day, night time, or both!
Utilize Ceiling Fans
Did you know that ceiling fans have a specific setting for winter months? Ensure your ceiling fan is rotating clockwise in the winter season to help lower heating bills and keep your home comfortable. Ceiling fans rotating in winter mode create an upward draft, which helps relocate warm air trapped near the ceiling. This process helps your heating system warm your home and use less energy. However, be sure to turn ceiling fans off when rooms are vacant to continue saving energy!
Schedule Heating Maintenance
Your heating system works hard behind the scenes to keep your home warm and comfortable. If there is an underlying issue or obstruction, the unit works harder to continue meeting the thermostat setting. Heating maintenance allows a professional to identify any issues and avoid an overworked system, which raises energy bills.
Consider Low-E Products
Each one of Low-E’s quality products can help save you money in the long run. All of our products are designed to improve energy efficiency, increase comfort, and protect against outdoor elements. Low-E has many different options for upgrading your interior insulation and energy efficiency. To start lowering your heating bill and saving money this winter, call us at 800-289-5693 or visit our website to find out which of our products is right for you! Below are a few exterior Low-E products that can also save YOU money!
Low-E Thermasheet®: A stand alone, roofing underlayment that combats heat gain and loss through your roof.
Low-E Housewrap: A stand alone, insulated house wrap to reflect radiant heat and provide a thermal break.
Low-E Slabshield®: Concrete slab insulation that also acts as a radon and vapor barrier.
We are here to help your home save money on heating bills this winter season! To find a Low-E product dealer, visit our website!