Easy-To-Do Winter Tips
Step outside, and you can quickly tell winter temperatures are here! Last month we suggested temperature settings that will help you save money throughout the season. There are still a few more things you need to do to prepare for winter. They too will also save you money on your heating expenses this season! Here are some quick and easy tips you need to try this winter:
- When temperatures outside are below freezing, leave water dripping inside at one sink. This way, your pipes won’t freeze and you won’t have to worry about being without water during winter. Plus you won’t have to replace your pipes -- definitely an expense to avoid!
- Place blankets or towels at the bottom of your doors once you are inside your house. This way, no winter air seeps through at the bottom. That cold air lowers your home’s temperature, makes your thermostat work harder, and drives up your utility bill!
- Put up storm windows. Like with your doors, cold air can trickle through your windows and make your house unnecessarily colder. Storm windows block that air, and your thermostat does not have to stay on longer to fight that extra cold air. The storm windows may cost money, but with how much they save you on your utility bill, the investment is worth it!
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Although the weather has not been very fall-like lately, soon the weather should get cooler and stay there for a few months. While some of you have likely had your air conditioning on even though summer is long gone, just as many of you have probably opted to open your windows and let that air in. Once the weather turns frigid, though, then you will close the windows and turn on the heat! The question is -- what temperature do you set for your home during the fall? What about when you are not home? What should your temperature be then?
If you have a programmable thermostat, then you can set your home’s temperature for every day of the week. For Monday through Friday, you can set the temperature between 65-67 degrees for when you are home in the early mornings, late afternoons, and evenings. This will keep your heat from kicking on too often during the day, but still keep it relatively warm. When you are home and want a much warmer house, you can change the temperature to be around 68-70 degrees. This means when you do get off work, your unit will not have to be on for very long as it heats your home to a more comfortable level. While you can always set the heat higher, 68-70 degrees is a good range for keeping your home warm and not running up a high utility bill while doing so. For weekends, you can change the settings to be the same throughout the day if you are home, or adjust it as necessary for when you will be out!
If you do not have a programmable thermostat, then remember to adjust the temperature manually every morning before you leave and each afternoon or evening when you return home. Even with this type of thermostat, you can still see some great savings on your utility bill each month!
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