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Home Improvement / November 12, 2020
If you’re a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to save on your monthly energy bill. This can be particularly challenging during the cold winter months. Sure, it’s great to save on your energy costs, but you want your family to be comfortable as well. Here are a few ways you can cut back on power consumption while still having a pleasant holiday season.
Funny thing about fireplaces: on the one hand, they warm your house. On the other, they provide easy access for cold winter air to enter your home. Make sure your fireplace is equipped with an airtight door. If you keep this door closed when the fire isn’t lit, you’ll keep the cold air out and save on your monthly home energy bill.
You’ve heard it before, “Lower the thermostat!” It sounds nice, but who wants to have to freeze while they’re in their own home? All is not doom and gloom, however. There are several ways to drop the temperature in the home without sacrificing comfort. For instance, if you’re only using one room in the house, you can drop the temperature on the thermostat and use a space heater instead. Space heaters use home energy too, but they’ll use far less than the energy required to heat the whole house.
Fun fact: you can change the direction of your ceiling fans! You probably know this already, but not everyone does. It’s especially important during the winter, however, to make sure your ceiling fans are blowing the right way. Since warm air rises, you’ll need your ceiling fans’ rotation to blow the warm air back on you rather than away from you. This will ensure you’re getting the most out of your home’s heating system.
There’s still no better way to heat your home than to take full advantage of whatever sunshine you can get. If you have south-facing windows, be sure to draw the blinds so you’ll get whatever sunlight is available. Another way to save on home energy bills is to weather-proof all windows. One way to do this is to have a handyman install storm windows. For a less expensive alternative, they can cover all windows and sliding doors with a clear plastic film for extra insulation. You might be surprised how much this can save you on a monthly basis.
When you’re ready to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency — or if you have any questions — don’t hesitate to call the experts at Handyman Connection of Lexington East, KY.Share on FacebookShare on Twitter