Many people have sky-high electric bills during the winter time. Fortunately, there are several ways you can reduce energy cost in winter. Saving energy not only helps you save money, but it also helps you protect the environment. Below are some of the things you can do for winter electricity reduction:
Use Energy-Star Products
The products you plug into the wall use about half of the energy in your home. Therefore, you can save money on your electric bill by using energy-efficient products. You should purchase products and appliances labeled as Energy Star.
If you have a ceiling fan in your home, you can use it to keep your home warm. You will need to turn the blades clockwise because this will push the warm air back down to the ground. Ceiling fans do not raise the temperature in the room, but they will help keep it warmer.
Take Advantage Of The Sun
The natural sunlight can help keep your home warm during the winter months. You should open your curtains during the day because this allow more warm air to come into your home. However, you will need to keep your curtains closed at night because this will keep cold air from entering your home.
Seal And Insulate
Hidden cracks and gaps inside of your home can cause more cold air to enter your home. Gaps and cracks can also cause the warm air to leave your home. That is why it is important for you to seal air leaks and make sure your home is well-insulated.
Check The Filter
You will need to make sure you check your furnace’s filter every month. Replace it every time it gets dirty. A dirty filter will cause your furnace to work much harder and use up more energy. You will also have to spend more money on your electric bill if your furnace filter is dirty. Furthermore, a dirty filter can shorten the life of your furnace.
Turn Down The Temperature On Your Thermostat
If you turn your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees while you are sleeping or at work, then you can save up to 10 percent on your heating bill.
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