Adam H. Cooke
How to Decrease your Heat Bill 101 | PremierImprovementsOne.com
Updated: Dec 4, 2021
Heating accounts for approximately half of your energy bills during winter months. Although modern home heating is expensive, we are willing to pay the extra cost to keep warm on the coldest nights. You might consider evaluating how efficiently your heating system is being used if your heating bills are becoming too high.
You may not be aware that you are making home heating mistakes that could lead to higher energy bills. Here are some home heating errors you can fix to lower your energy consumption and reduce your energy bills.
No Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can be beneficial in controlling all aspects of your heating system. It is hard to believe that so many people resist getting one.
Do you wish your home's temperature to remain consistent throughout the day? Smart thermostats can achieve this. You want to maximize zoned heat? Programmable thermostats can also do this and much more. A smart thermostat can set a heating schedule to keep the house warm when everyone is there. It can also reduce energy consumption and temperature when you are away. A SmartThings embedded thermostat, when combined with a Curb can reduce your energy consumption at times when the charges are high. Programmable thermostats are one of the best-selling devices, so it is a smart idea to purchase one as soon as possible.
Poor Home Insulation
It would be a huge waste of money to buy a furnace or heat pump for warmth, only to see it evaporate because the insulation inside your home isn’t up to standard. It's not unusual for heated air to escape through your walls, windows and doors. However, proper insulation can slow down heat loss.
Do you close your blinds, drapes, and curtains all day? Do you keep your blinds, drapes, or curtains closed all day? If so you're missing out on the warmth that only the sun can provide. Even when it is freezing outside, the sun can provide heat to your home, which will help your heating system. Your furnace or heat pump won't need to work as hard and will use less energy. This will reduce your monthly bill.
You should shut the drapes when the sun begins to set behind the horizon. This will allow you to retain some heat for longer.
Night Heat Up
As it will always be colder at night we turn up the heat, which leads to higher energy bills. Many people don't know that our bodies create their own heat when we sleep. We should be able sleep comfortably with heavier, breathable blankets without having to turn on the heating.
Not Wearing Proper Clothes
Do you still wear that tank top and shorts when it's winter inside? It's no wonder that you need to turn up the thermostat in order to stay warm. It's silly to wear regular clothes in the winter. It's a bit silly to wear regular clothes during the colder months and rely heavily on your heating system for warmth.
Warmer clothing indoors can help your furnace and heat pump run more efficiently. You can stay warm by wearing sweaters, slippers and fuzzy socks indoors.
No Home Energy Monitor
It's surprising that so many people don't take the time to monitor their energy consumption in this digital age, where devices can measure almost everything.
A Curb home Energy Monitor can be plugged directly into the breaker panel to provide real-time information that will tell you which appliance is a energy hog. What else could you do to find out if your HVAC system is consuming 90% of your monthly energy consumption? These insights will enable you to make informed decisions that will reduce your energy consumption and lower your monthly energy bills.
Heating your home can be expensive, but it is possible to prevent it from costing you your other arm. You'll see a drop in your heating bills if you follow the tips above.
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