by Nutan Brown
on Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 3:47pm.
Homeowners are often looking for ways to save money during the cold months. If you are worried about your energy bill this winter, here are 4 energy saving tips to help you cut costs.
Maintain Your Furnace Filters
If your home uses a furnace filter, replacing it regularly and making sure it is clean will help save you money. When the filter gets clogged up, the furnace has to work harder to pump out air. Dirty filters can impede air passageways and tend to increase your energy bills. Check your furnace filters once per month to ensure they aren’t clogged and replace them when necessary.
Let The Sun In
Regardless of the temperature outside, a sunny day can provide free heat when combined with your main heating methods. When the sun is out, be sure to open your curtains to let the sun shine in. However, you should shut the curtains during cloudy periods and over night to reduce the chill from cold windows.
Use Space Heaters
If you are not using all of the rooms in your house, then there is no need to crank up the heat throughout. Turning off your central heat or reducing the temperature and using a space heater in the rooms you are using will cut down your overall heating expenses.
Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Your washing machine uses more hot water than your shower and dishwasher combined. One of the best ways to conserve energy is to use a wash cycle that washes and rinses your clothes in cold water. If your washer is not a high-efficiency model, then consider replacing it with an energy-efficient model. You can also wash your clothes during non-peak hours to save some money. While you’re at it, hang your clothes up to dry to boost energy savings in the laundry room.