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Heating: How to Save Yourself Utility Costs!

It’s that time of year.  The nights are beginning to feel frigid and your apartment is begging you to turn on the heat and keep the place warm.  However, for those of you who are paying utilities or at least paying for heat each month, this can be a difficult thing to do!  Paying that extra amount each month can really put a dent in the finances.  But, before you upset yourself with the high costs ahead, look at these tips for conserving heat and cutting down on that bill!

  • Close heating vents for unoccupied rooms.  If no one is using the room, there is no need to heat it!  This actually can save you from paying for heating an entire apartment to only heating one or two rooms….a significant chunk of money.
  • Insulate and shield your windows.  In places with single paned windows, place a clear piece of insulation across it and seal it during the winter months.  This will prevent cold drafts and high heating bills for thermostats trying to keep up with it.
  • If you have an attic in your place, ventilate it.  Keep a flow of heat going from the attic to the rest of the house to aid in keeping it warm.  Remember, warm air rises and attics tend to trap heat coming from the sun.  Major heat saver!
  • Keep your thermostat at about 68 degrees.  You can save money for each degree you keep your temperature lower during the winter months.
  • Dress warm.  Instead of running around the house in shorts and tanks, wear sweaters or pants to help keep warm.  You will spend lest in heating costs simply by dressing for the weather outside!
  • Turn off the heater or turn down the thermostat when you are not home.  Again, no need to heat your place when no one is there to reap the benefits of the warmth.

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