Although we want to be warm and cozy during the winter months, turning up the heat can really turn up our utility bill. In fact, space heating in your home accounts for almost half of your energy bill. Luckily, there are some simple ways to reduce the amount of energy you use and still stay warm at home. As a bonus, these tips will shave off dollars on your energy bill too!
If you’re looking for ways to help the environment and your wallet this winter, check these home winterization tips off your list before the cooler weather arrives.
If you’re looking for ways to help the environment and your wallet this winter, check these 8 home winterization tips off your list before the cooler weather arrives. The Zebra also created a checklist to help prepare your home—both indoors and out.
Here are some easy ways to save energy this season:
- Switch to LED lights
- Close your chimney when not in use
- Weatherproof doors and windows
- Set your water heater to 120-140 degrees F
- Install a programmable thermostat
- Rotate ceiling fans to turn clockwise
- Open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight in
- Use rugs to insulate your floors
These simple fixes may not seem like enough to make a difference but reducing your energy use has larger implications for the planet. You can do your small part and reap the rewards by paying less on your utility bill this winter.
Infographic and checklist courtesy of https://www.thezebra.com
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