3 Heating Hacks to Save You Money

January 7, 2019

Winters can get increasingly colder as the years pass. Older homes feel this the most, but all homes suffer to some extent at the hands of the frigid chill. Thankfully, there are easy ways to mitigate the frosty feelings and keep the warmth securely in your home.

1. Lower Your Thermostat

Often overlooked, this simple solution is one of the best ways to reduce the cost of heating during the harsh winters. All that you have to do is think about how frequently you are regularly out of your home.

If you are always away from your home from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, this is the time when you can reduce the temperature. The simple act of lowering the thermostat when you aren’t home can greatly reduce the cost of heating per month. The task can also be done even more easily with a programmable thermostat.

2. Use Your Oven to Heat the Home

This can seem almost too simple to work, but it surely does. All you have to do is use your oven as you normally would but leave the door open after you have finished cooking or baking.

This spreads the warmth from the oven throughout the room. For smaller homes, this can be an easy way of killing two birds with one stone — you get your cooking done and you get a warmer space to live in.

3. Inspect Your Insulation

None of the hacks that you implement in your home are going to work if your insulation is not properly installed. The last thing that you want is to be midway through winter and have your insulation fail you. It is best to take care of it early so that you do not have to deal with it when you need it most.

If you would like to have insulation installed in your home or are looking to have your heating system repaired, we at Home Heating Service, Inc. can help. Call us today to schedule your next maintenance service or repair!