Winter may be over, but it keeps coming back in you life in those colder climates! When it comes to your heating bill, it’s one of those bills that you absolutely hate to open month after month in the cold months. It’s one of those bills that you feel you can’t save on. I’m going to give you some handy tips on how you can cut back and save at least 30% on your heating bill. These are tips I used and they worked wonders.
Invest right now into a programmable thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, get out there and buy one. They cost as little as a $30, and they can literally save you hundreds! Why have a manual thermostat when you can do all the programming yourself and let it do the work for you.
Shut the vents in the rooms you don’t use
I don’t know how many rooms you have in your house, but shut the vents and doors to the rooms you don’t want to heat. In my house, I have 3 bedrooms that I don’t use until we sleep at night. I shut those doors, as well as the vents going to the room. This way, you’re not wasting that precious heat in rooms you don’t use. You really have to sit back and think of the rooms you use.
Program your thermostat
When you’re at work, set your thermostat to about 62. This is still warm enough, so it doesn’t do damage, yet the heat won’t kick in as much when it’s at 70. Why heat the house when no one is home? It makes no sense to me. If your family is gone 9-5, make it so that the heat is at 60ish from 9:30am until about 4:30pm. This way, the heat can kick in before you even get home. This right here cuts back on 8 hours a day in heating. Multiply that by 30 days and you just save 240 hours worth of heating.
Lower the heat at night
It’s time to invest into some nice blankets. At my house, we will set the thermostat at 64 when we sleep, and guess what? I don’t even notice it’s cold, because I have so many blankets on me. Once I wake up around 7, I’ll have it programmed back around 70.
By now, you should have a better idea on how you can save a load of money when it comes to your heat. Let’s take a look at how I use my thermostat at my house.
- Heat set at 64 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM, for a total of 7 hours.
- Heat set at 64 from 11:30PM to 6:30AM, for a total of 7 hours.
This means that out of the 24 hour day, only 10 hours are at a comfortable temperature. Lowering your temperature just by a degree can save you a load of cash. Try some of these tips and I can guarantee you that you can save at least 30% on your heating bill.