Here are some tips to help you stay warm and cozy in your home while keeping your energy bills low.
Close the doors to all of the rooms that you are not using.
For example; when you get up in the morning, close the bedroom doors after leaving.
Keep window shades and curtains closed for added protection to keep the cold out.
At the warmest part of the day, when you have sunlight, pull up the window covering and open the windows to air out the room.
After about 30 minutes to one hour, shut the windows and close the shades.
Clean air ducts of your heating system. Cleaning air ducts will help the heating system work more efficiently.
Put on warm clothes. While you want to be comfortable in your homes, it is a good idea to dress in warm clothes and thick socks.
This will help you keep the heat on a lower temperature and you will love the savings on your bills at the end of each month.
When you feel chilly, before increasing the temperature of your heating system, drink a warm beverage like tea, coffee, cocoa, or water. This will warm your entire body.
Cook dinner at home. Even if you are not the best cook, you can make quick and easy meals in the oven.
This will save you money on restaurant food bills and it will heat your home at the same time.
After you are done with dinner, wash the dishes with warm water instead of using a dishwasher. Cleaning the dishes with warm water will help your hands stay warm.
When you are ready for bed, use a warm blanket. This will help you be warm and comfortable without increasing the heating temperature in the room.
Dress warmly when you go outside. If you are dressed in a warm coat, hat and gloves, then your body will stay warm.
This will ensure that you don’t come home freezing, and you will not feel the need to raise the temperature of your heating system.