During the winter, many people end up with large energy bills. However, there are many ways to save money on your energy bills this winter. Here are some ways to do so.
First of all, make sure you monitor your thermostat. Sometimes, you can set your thermostat just a few degrees lower and save a lot of money over the course of the winter, while not making much of a difference in regards to your comfort level. Make sure the thermostat is off when you leave the home or when certain parts of the home are unused. You can also invest in a smart thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature for you.
Make sure your home is insulated. This means that if there are any air leaks in your walls or near your doors, seal them off. Air leaks are also very common in attics. They let cold air in and cause the hot air to leave your home.
Make sure to maintain your heating system. This includes changing the filters and having a professional conduct a yearly tuneup. You should also upgrade your HVAC system to an energy efficient one if it is more than ten or fifteen years old.
Another way to save energy is by keeping the water heaters warm. You can do this by wrapping them in a water heater blanket. You can also keep your home warmer by letting in a lot of sunlight.