If you are anything like me, you like to stay warm in the winter. I would always rather be warm than cold, so my energy bill sky rockets in the winter months. Over the years, however, I’ve found a few tricks to help lower the cost and save on energy.
Reduce the amount of warm air leaving your house.
Air is made up of tiny molecules. Those molecules vibrate differently depending on the temperature they are at (the amount of energy they carry). Molecules are so tiny we can’t see them even with the help of a microscope. So, it should be no surprise that those molecules will find the tiniest of tiny holes to pass through. When the air in your house exits to the outside, you are losing valuable warmth that you paid for! Here are a few simple tricks to help these air molecules hold on to that warm energy.
Reduce the usage of your heating system.
Use less expensive options to stay warm.
Once you decide to turn the thermostat down, you’ll need to find other ways of staying warm.
Reduce your holiday light energy usage. We all love to put lights up on the tree and decorate the outside of our homes as well. Holiday lights can use more energy than you’d think, though! This year, make some energy conscious decisions during the holidays.