5 Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Winter
With several more months of winter to go, it may seem like your energy costs are only getting more expensive. The holidays seem to increase these costs, especially if you frequently have friends and family over to celebrate. Luckily, there are a few different things you can do to save on energy this season. We’ve compiled a list of a few easy changes to make in your everyday routine to save some money in the long run.
1. Use exhaust fans sparingly. Exhaust fans are important to remove moisture from the air, improve air circulation, and prevent mold. In the winter, it’s important to turn them off after you’re done using them. Heat rises, and exhaust fans can pull the heat from a room if they’re left running.
2. Adjust the thermostat throughout the day. Instead of keeping your thermostat at a constant temperature, consider adjusting it to your schedule . Turn the temperature down when you’re not home or at night, and set it to warm up during the hours you’re at home.
3. Only heat the rooms you use. If you have infrequently used rooms in your home, like a guest or storage room, close off the vents. This will help to direct that heat to your frequently used rooms, and save you money in the long run.
4. Stay on top of furnace maintenance. In order for your furnace to work efficiently, it needs to be properly maintained. Check your filter regularly during the winter and replace it as needed. This will ensure it’s working the best it possible can to heat your home.
5. Use LED lights to decorate. Christmas lights are a common decor item around the holidays, but they can drain your energy. Switching to LED lights will not only help you save money on energy costs, but you’ll have to replace them less frequently than traditional Christmas lights.
We hope you find these tips helpful, and we hope you have a great holiday season!