• Adam H. Cooke

How to Decrease your Heat Bill 101 |

Updated: 19 hours ago

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.

No Sunlight

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 y