5 Tips to Keep Electric Bill Low During Winter
Winter is when the temperature goes down and the electric bill goes up. Trying to stay warm using the heater can end up costing a bunch. Here are some things I’m doing to keep my electric bill down this year.
Turn it down — The most obvious saver is turning the heater in your house down. Even lowering the thermostat one degree for 8 hours can lower your bill by 1% (the Energy Department estimates)!
Space heat it up — To combat this, wear layers around the house and get space heaters for rooms. When the sun is out, keep the curtains open to use the heat and when the sun goes down, close the curtains and cover the windows to keep the heat in.
Clean, clean, clean — Don’t forget to clean out your vents to fresh, clean air. Cleaning your filters every month can increase efficiency immensely.
The chores at night are big and bright — Do laundry and run the dishwasher when the energy is cheaper (usually at night time after 9 or 10 pm). Drying multiple loads of laundry in a row also saves money overall because the dryer is already warm.
Seal them shut — Clean up any holes or cracks around the house. Caulk them closed so that the cold cannot get in.
Many companies now offer weekends or nights free for energy. Check with your energy company to see if they have any offers and use them to your advantage. What are some things you do to help keep your electric bill low? Share with me in the comments!