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Steps to Efficient Heating

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 by Ellsworth, Audrey

Efficient Heating for Your Winter Home to Save You Money on Your Heating Bill

Steps to Efficient Heating

When the winters get cold, the heating bill goes up. The following small steps can save you up to 20% on your heating bill:

  • Keep the fireplace damper closed
  • Turn your thermostat down when no one is home, at night, or if your home is full of people (people create heat)
  • If your thermostat is turned down 10 degrees Fahrenheit while at work and at night (16 hours) then you can sasve 14% on your heating bill
  • Keep the curtains open during the day and closed at night
  • Watch out for leaks: small gaps between doors or windows add up and create insulation problems. Well-made and newer homes prevent this.
  • Learn to love socks
  • Turn the water heater down to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit

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