Tricks to Lower Your Heating Bill

As temperatures get lower and lower, most people see their heating bills rise. Fortunately, there are some tricks that you can do to save on heating.  To start, get a programmable thermostat. You can save 2% off your bill for every degree that you keep your thermostat below 72 degrees. Program the thermostat to be lower when you are away and when you are asleep. Keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower while home will also save you money. Stay warm by bundling up with socks, sweaters and blankets. Make the most of free heat by opening your curtains to let sunshine in.  Use your ceiling fan to help push the warm air down by running it in a clockwise direction (when you are looking up at it) on a low speed. Have your house inspected to ensure your house is properly insulated including around the doors and windows. Finally, contact your electric company. Many states have programs to help low income families pay heating bills.

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