Do You Need Some Money Saving Tips This Holiday Season?
Christmas is coming, and we’ve got another round of money saving tips so you can spend more on presents and less on heating your home. Check them out!
- Keep Air Circulating: Everyone knows that ceiling fans are a great way to stay cool in the summer, but did you know that they can help keep you warm in the winter, too? Ceiling fans normally run counterclockwise, pushing air down to produce a slight wind chill effect to help you feel cooler. Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch that will enable them to turn clockwise, which creates an updraft and moves warm air that collects near your ceiling down into the rest of the room.
- After Using The Oven, Leave The Door Ajar: Heating your home with an oven is an impractical waste of energy and could be dangerous. You can, however, leave it cracked open after baking to allow extra heat into your home. Simply turn off the oven and crack the door open to warm your kitchen – you might as well take advantage of that extra heat. If you have small children, keep an eye on them and educate them on safety in the kitchen.
- Get A Smart Thermostat: A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that automatically adjusts temperature settings in your home for peak energy efficiency. These devices learn your habits and preferences to establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you’re asleep or out of the home. Some states and local city governments incentivize homeowners to install a smart thermostat by offering rebates. Energy providers also often provide exclusive discounts on smart thermostats. Check with your local offices and providers to save money on heating your home!
- Turn Your Thermostat Down At Night: Turn down your thermostat when no one is home and when everyone is asleep. You’ll stay toasty warm under thick blankets and save money simultaneously.
- Check For Drafty Doors: External doors can be a significant source of drafts. Check the weather stripping and seals around the door frame if you have a drafty door. Replace any damaged or missing weather stripping and apply new caulking to any broken seals.
Check Out Part 1 Of Our Money Saving Tips!