With winter fast approaching, many people are worried about how they are going to pay their utility bills. In the summer you can turn off the air conditioner to save some money. You can’t just go without heat in the winter. So how do you cut energy bills? You have many options available to you, just pick some and get started today.
The first thing you can do is to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible. The government is offering tax credits to those homeowners who buy energy efficient windows and doors.
One of the best ways to cut your power bill is to take a look at supplying your own electricity with a free and renewable energy source. That’s right! Wind power generated by your very own Wind Turbine or perhaps you know it as a windmill. You can get these in home kits and some have been known to cut the energy bills in half or more.
If that type of expenditure isn’t in the cards for you right now you can always tighten up your home by adding insulation in your attic, caulking gaps around windows and doors, clean your furnace filters, install insulated curtains and blinds, and add a programmable thermostat to keep the temperature turned down when no one is home or at night.
During the winter try to keep curtains open during the day to allow the sunlight to come in and heat your room. Close the curtains at night to keep the heat locked in your home. You can save hundreds of dollars a season just by turning your thermostat down a few degrees. To stay warm just cuddle under a blanket or throw on a sweatshirt.
Keeping the moisture level in your home can not only help prevent dry skin and static electricity it can also make you feel warmer. Moist air feels warmer than dry air. Add a whole house, or individual room humidifier to your home.
These are all simple things you can easily do to cut energy bills. It isn’t hard to do and with a little time and thought I’m sure you can think of many more ways to save. It will save you money and be kinder to the planet too.