7 Easy Ways To Save On Your Heating Bill This Winter

Looking for tips on how to save money on your heating bill this winter? You’re not alone! 

Approximately 1 in 6 American households are behind on utility bills, as energy prices are the highest they’ve been in nearly 15 years.  

Follow this guide for simple tips and tricks to keep your family warm and cozy this year, while also saving you some money. 

1. Lower Your Thermostat

Lowering your thermostat is a no-brainer. By just lowering your thermostat a few degrees, you can save on your heating bill more than you may realize. 

If you plan to be away from your house for a long period of time, lowering your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for up to 8 hours can save up to 10% on your annual energy bill. 

2. Turn Down Your Water Heater

Your shower doesn’t need to be scalding to keep warm. Human skin begins to burn around 129 degrees fahrenheit, which is why you should manually reduce your water heater’s temperature to 120°F (down from the typical 140). 

Not only will it keep you and your family safe from third-degree burns, it can also save you up to 11 percent in water heating costs on average. 

3. Upgrade (or Cover) Your Windows

Did you know 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows? If you’re seeing higher energy bills, upgrading your windows before winter begins is a great way to save in the long run.

However, there are other low-cost options, including:

  • Thermal curtains
  • Floor length window coverings
  • LOW-E window film 

4. Let In Sunlight

It may seem silly, but strategically opening and closing blinds can also reduce your overall energy bill this winter. 

Open your blinds or curtains to let sunlight and warmth in during the day. However, make sure to close them at night to insulate your home. 

5. Don’t Block Air Flow

Ensure that your furniture is not covering any radiators or vents, so air is able to easily circulate and heat up rooms. 

Along with this, make sure vents, radiators, and fireplaces are free of dirt and debris. If they’re clean, they’re able to work at full capacity.

6. Close Your Fireplace

Close the flue and damper when your fireplace is not in use. This ensures that hot air isn’t escaping your home. 

When in doubt, hire a professional to ensure your chimney is properly sealed this winter. It just may save you some hard-earned money!

7. Clean Your Heating System

If you haven’t already, clean your HVAC system, including ductwork and filters. Changing out the filter at least once per year can help make sure that your system will be well functioning. 

Along with this, you should hire a professional to inspect your furnace each year. This can save you a more costly repair later on. 

Avoid Costly Emergency Repairs This Winter

Do you want to avoid emergency repairs this winter on your heating system? Supreme PHC can help you out this winter with all of your heating system needs! 

Prevention is key when it comes to HVAC systems. That’s why we offer annual maintenance inspections to guarantee your system is good to go for this winter. 

Look no further than the Supreme team if you need your furnace repaired, inspected, or even replaced this coming winter! Contact us today to get started, or for more help figuring out how to save money on your heating bill.