Gas and oil prices have spiked in 2022 as a result high demand and low supply due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As we approach fall and the cooler weather, it is never a better time to inspect your home and review household practices regarding heat and energy consumption. Continue reading to find out how to save money on your heating bill:
Replace Drafty Windows and Doors
Before the cold weather arrives, do a walk around the interior and exterior of your home to determine if there are any leaks or drafts. Drafts from windows and doors may be able to be eliminated with the application of weatherstripping; however, if your windows are very old, you may need to replace them. Consider contacting a reputable Toronto window and door company such as Corpnova.com.
Lower the Temperature on Your Thermostat
Many of us take for granted the temperature we enjoy in our homes, but with rising gas and oil prices, it’s important to be aware of heating costs. Lowering the temperature by 1 degree per day can save you 2% on your heating bill. You may have to get used to wearing a cardigan or hoodie in the winter, but the savings you’ll see on your heating bill should be enough of an incentive.
Replace the Filter on Your Furnace
An easy and inexpensive way to reduce your heating bill is to replace the filter on your furnace. A dirty filter will result in the air flow from your furnace being restricted, which means it will operate inefficiently. A clean filter will also eliminate dust from circulating in your furnace, which could cause it to break down. A dirty filter will increase the cost of maintaining your furnace. Perhaps most importantly, dirty filters are also not good for your health!
Ensure Air Vents Are Free of Obstructions
Obstructed air vents are also responsible for restricting airflow so that the warm air does not circulate in your room. Move any furniture that is covering up air vents to allow warm air to flow freely.
Reduce Use of Kitchen and Bathrooms Fans
Did you know that using bathroom or kitchen fans take a lot of warm air with them? Of course they are needed to eliminate odors, but don’t run them for too long or you’ll find that your room temperature is cooler as a result.
Following the above tips should help if you are wondering how to save money on your heating bill. Please let me know in the comment section if you have more suggestions.
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