Are you wondering what you can do for a lower energy bill in winter? Well, wonder no more. The following infographic will show you everything you need to know.
Heating and cooling
Home heating and cooling are the biggest culprits that impact utility bills — and the best places to look for cost-savings.
1. Check seals on windows, doors and appliances
First of all, make sure your fridge and freezer are well sealed to keep the cold air where it belongs and to help achieve a lower energy bill. Similarly, you should inspect goes all of your doors and windows. A bad seal allows energy to seep out and drains your wallet in the process.
2. Put your thermostat to work and save money
When your family is at work or school, you can program your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees and similarly you can have it heat up in time for when you return back home. By reducing the temperature for eight hours or so, you can get a lower energy bill through reducing your annual heating and cooling costs by around 10%. If you invest in a programmable thermostat that learns your behavior, independent studies have shown that savings can be in the range of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.
3. Fix leaky ducts & insulate
In the infographic below, we have some specific suggestions on key improvements such as weatherstripping and insulating your attic. Additionally, it’s important to look at the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, ventilation and ductwork.
4. Seal your windows and doors.
If you suspect your windows and doors are causing a draft, try weather stripping or replacing the seals. Test your seals with this trick: put a dollar between the door or window and the seal, and close it. If you can easily pull the dollar out, it’s time to replace the seal.
5. Use rugs.
They help insulate your floors and make your feet feel warm and cozy while getting to a lower energy