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Keeping Your Heating Bills Low During the Winter

Keeping Your Heating Bills Low During the Winter

There are a few common expenses that come along with winter weather in Connecticut: heavier jackets, new snow tires, and endless cups of hot chocolate from your local cafe. Another, unfortunately common, expense many homeowners see during winter is a higher heating bill.

But you don’t have to deal with an astronomically high heating bill if you just take a few steps to keep your bills low.

Wear Cozy Clothing

If you’re walking around your home during winter while barefoot and in shorts, of course, you’re going to be cold and want to crank up your thermostat — and your energy bill in the process. Keep your thermostat lower and stay warm by wearing cozy clothing in your home.

You’ll be much more comfortable in sweaters, fuzzy socks, and sweatpants, especially when you know you won’t be getting a high heating bill at the end of the month.

Take Advantage of the Sun

When the sun is shining on your home during the day, open up your curtains and let the sun shine in to naturally and effortlessly warm your home. When the sun sets, close your shades again to keep that heat inside.

Adjust Your Thermostat at Night

If you set your programmable thermostat to lower the temperature by just 10 degrees for eight hours while you sleep, you can decrease your yearly energy costs. Set your thermostat lower while you sleep, and just wear warmer pajamas to bed.

Use Your Ceiling Fans

You may think that your ceiling fans are meant to cool rooms, but that’s not what they do. Ceiling fans help circulate air to help make your home feel less stuffy. In winter, set your fans to spin clockwise to push warm air down and keep your rooms toasty. The more warm air is circulated, the less your heating system will have to run — meaning lower energy bills.

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