3 Home Heating Hacks to Save You Money

by | Jan 23, 2020 | Heating | 0 comments

Winters in Southern Maryland seemingly get colder as the years pass, right? Older homes feel the frigid chill the most, but all homes suffer to some extent. These bone-chilling temperatures can use more heat and cost you more money. Thankfully, here’s three home heating hacks to relieve that teeth-chattering frost and keep the costs down.

3 Heating Hacks You Can Use In Your Home Today


Hack 1: Take Advantage of Solar Heat.

Do you have south or west facing windows? A terrific way to heat your house naturally is to open your curtains or blinds when those windows are in direct sunlight. This allows the sun to easily heat the room. Just be certain to put back your blinds and curtains when the sun is no longer in contact to help you retain the heat.

Hack 2: Use a Lower Thermostat Setting.

If you can keep your thermostat at around 67° consistently during the winter months (warmer during the day, cooler at night) you can save a huge amount of money on your energy bill.

According to HVAC industry sources, it’s possible to save around 3% on your heating bills with every single degree you lower your thermostat over a 24-hour period.

Hack 3: Fix Drafty Doors & Windows

One of the most common issues that need to be addressed with doors and windows is air leaks. It doesn’t matter if your house is new or if your house is an older one, there is a good possibility that your warm air is leaking outside through drafty doors and windows. Sealing these leaks is a fast and relatively inexpensive way to immediately improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Wrapping It Up

With these 3 heating hacks for your home, you should begin seeing some savings each month during the Winter.

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