Winter tends to bring far higher energy bills than the other seasons. The biting cold makes you desire a cozy and warm atmosphere in your workplace or home, and this increased demand for higher temperatures often overworks the thermostats.
There are different ways to achieve a pleasant and toasty temperature without hiking up your energy bills. At JDP Electric, we have dedicated our family-owned company to handling electric emergencies and services for over 20 years now. Here are a few simple tips on how to lower your energy bills this winter.
The first thing you can do is lower the temperature on your thermostat settings. You may notice that you’re able to save a lot of energy by lowering your home’s temperature by even just a few degrees. It does not need to be biting cold, but a cool-yet-bearable temperature is recommended.
To ensure you are saving energy to reduce the bill, your system must be in good condition. Having a programmable thermostat can also help you reduce your monthly expenditure on energy bills.
Another tip for saving money on energy is to avoid warming unoccupied rooms. You might be tempted to leave the thermostat on in the entire house for warmth. However, it is best to leave those rooms unheated until you need to use them. Spaces such as the garage may not be used as much as the kitchen or living room.
Also, rooms that lack insulation must not be heated constantly. It is important to remember that uninsulated rooms lose heat faster than insulated ones, so try not to waste any energy heating an unused, uninsulated room.
This goes hand in hand with our point above! You could save money on electric bills by making sure your rooms are properly insulated. Insulated rooms tend to remain warm for longer. Insulating windows temporarily or using insulated curtains are also a great idea to help reduce energy costs. You should consider insulating your house attic in the winter to prevent warm air from escaping your home.
While it can be tempting to turn the heat up and wear lighter clothing, it’s economical to wear warmer indoor clothes such as sweatpants, socks, and sweaters. That way, you can achieve that warm, toasty feeling without having to crank up your heat. Space heaters are a tempting option, but they can quickly increase your electricity bill if used too often.
If your home is drafty, that means your house is losing heat. To avoid this from happening, you could ensure that all air leaks are closed off right before the winter season. You could also utilize your ceiling fan reverse switch to trap warm air and distribute it in the lower half of the room.
There are numerous more ways to lower your energy bills this winter. For more advice—or expert electric services—get in touch with the team at JDP Electric today!