Winter is coming! On top of strenuous commutes, mounting heating costs are sure to nip at your doorstep for the next few months. Here are a few ways to keep the energy overdraft in check:
- Make Your Decorations Functional
The freezing holiday season is also the best time to get all the rugs, flannels, and warm blankets out. If you’re decorating for the winter, might as well throw your warmest stuff into the design. Decking out your sofa with warmers and putting insulated sheets as curtains will help lower the demand on your heating system. Provided you finish with a tasteful touch, of course.
- Program Your Thermostat
Smart thermostats conveniently adjust your home temp when you go for a quick run to the store or turn in for the night. If you don’t already, get one for yourself before the coldest days come. You’ll save those precious kilowatts without the hassle of doing the frequent resets yourself.
- Give your Heating Unit Some Love
A replacement or major repair to your HVAC system is a painful expense, especially on top of all the expected outlays at this time of the year. Before you ramp up its service for the winter, make sure to get your heating and furnace checked for maintenance. Those small hiccups may turn into costly problems if left unnoticed.
Make sure to put these easy tips on your checklist before the holiday rush. You’ll keep your home warm without burning through your budget intended for your heating costs.