As you know, keeping the cold air out and the hot air in is the name of the game for saving on your energy bill throughout the winter months. There are a few simple steps you can take to make all the difference when it comes to cost savings from when the frost hits pumpkin until the birds are chirping.
Did you know you can effectively condition your thermostat to save money? Adjusting your thermostat 10-15 degrees cooler when you’re at work and when you’re sleeping and you could cut the cost of your energy bill by as much as 25%. There are modern, electronic based options you can pick up for less than $100 which will automatically adjust the temperature in your home.
Holes are literally gigantic holes in your walls. Updating windows with double-pane thermal models arrest the heat transfer with the dead-air between the two panes. They also take advantage of free solar heating during chilly weather. This heat conduction from the sun, along with the extra element of insulation, combines to cut your energy costs by over 30%.
Quite possibly the most important element to cutting your energy bill, checking your insulation annually could save you hundreds. Acting effectively as a force field from the elements, attic and wall insulation cuts heat transfer from the inside and outside. And now with spray foam insulation, it is effective as ever. Remember attics in the winter are where most of your energy costs can be traced, so focus on the insulation up there first. Sound, airtight insulation can save you up to 40% on your energy costs.