Keeping warm in the winter can be expensive. If you remember, last winter was especially cold and bitter.
Here are some inexpensive ways to cut down on your heating bills.
Replace Worn Weather Stripping –
Worn and torn weather stripping around doors and windows creates drafts and lets in cold air. 7-12% of a home’s heat loss occurs around windows and doors. Change the weather stripping and caulk around the doors and windows.
Adjust Door Thresholds –
If you see daylight under your door, that means heated air is escaping and cold air is coming in. Fix the threshold so you don’t see light anymore. But make sure that the threshold doesn’t interfere with opening and closing the door.
Use A Space Heater and Lower Your Furnace –
By using a portable heater in the family room or another popular room, you can save 3% on your heating costs for every degree below 70° F that you turn down the furnace. Price check the heater. Make sure you aren’t spending more for the heater and electric bill.
Insulate The Attic Access Door –
You don’t want any heated air escaping into the attic. To block the airflow, attach fiberglass insulation to the attic side of the door.
Adjust The Temperature –
You can save 10% by lowering the thermostat 10°-15° for eight hours a day.