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Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill this Winter

Keeping Warm in Front of FireplaceIt’s hard to believe winter is almost here again! Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to lower your heating bill this season.

Caulking

Caulk around the windows and check for any holes outside your home.

Weather Stripping

Replace weather stripping around the doors. If you can see light or feel a draft, it needs to be replaced.

Drapes & Rugs

Put drapes over the windows to help keep the heat in and the cold out. The heavier the drapes, the better. Rugs add a layer of insulation above the floor.

Water Heater

If you have an older hot water heater, put a cover on it to help it stay warm.

Fire Place

Close the flue to your fireplace when it’s not in use and make sure it closes all the way. If you don’t already have them, you may want to consider adding glass doors to help with insulation.

Furnace

Change your filter monthly during the cold weather season. Don’t make your furnace work harder than it has to!

Thermostat

Get a programmable thermostat so you can keep temperatures cooler when the house is empty and warmer when it’s occupied.

Recycle

Keep your bathroom door open when you shower so the heat can spread to other rooms. Leave the oven door open after you turn it off until it cools down so you can enjoy the added warmth.  

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