Written on: September 21, 2020
Fall arrives this week. Are you ready for cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything?
One thing that may worry you is the prospect of your energy bills going up due to home heating, we’re here to help! These five ideas can help you lower your energy costs while keeping your Oklahoma home warm and comfy.
Regular maintenance helps your home heating system run at its best possible efficiency. You’ll use the least amount of energy possible when heating your home. A tune-up also lets your service technician spot and fix problems before they lead to reduced efficiency and big repair bills.
Did you know that proper use of a programmable thermostat can cut your home’s heating costs by 10% or more? Here’s how to program your thermostat for better efficiency.
Leave your curtains and blinds open during the day to take advantage of solar heating. Just make sure to close them at night to keep all that heat you brought in inside your home.
There are enough drafts around doors and windows, and through walls and ceilings, in an average American home to equal leaving a window open. Spend some time using caulk, weatherstripping, and expanding foam to seal up those drafts. You can lower your heating costs up to 20%!
Most water heaters come with the temperature set to 140˚ Fahrenheit. That’s too high in most cases. First, it’s not energy efficient. Second, that high a temperature presents a major scalding risk, especially for infants, children, and the elderly. Lower the setting to 120˚ and you’ll still have hot water, but lower energy bills!