Winterizing your home can keep you warmer for less money. Here are a few ways to do that.
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If you’re looking to save some money during the cold months, I have a few tips that can help:
1. Change your furnace filters often. I’d say every one to two months during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict the airflow and increase energy demand.
2. Run your fans in reverse. Most people think that ceiling fans are just used for cooling. However, if you switch the direction of the blades to clockwise, it will circulate the warm air near the ceiling back into the living space and cut your heating costs by as much as 10%.
3. Turn down your water heater. Most conventional water heaters are set to 140 degrees by installers, but if you lower it to 120 degrees, you can reduce your water heating costs by 6% to 10%.
4. Program your thermostat. It’s easy to forget to turn down the heat when you leave the house. Programming your thermostat for the hours when you’re away at work or on vacation can help you save big time. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you’ll save between 1% and 3% on your heating bill.
If you have any questions for me about this topic or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.