Three Ways To Lower Your Heating And Cooling Costs Without Spending A Fortune

Posted on: 1 May 2017

Saving money on heating and cooling costs is a great way to cut down on the amount of money that you have to pay each month on your bills. Fortunately, there are many different ways you can reduce your energy costs without having to spend a lot of money. Use the guide below to learn a few money saving tips to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Have a WiFi Compatible Thermostat Installed

Have a heating and cooling professional install a WiFi compatible thermostat in your home for you. A WiFi compatible thermostat allows you to change the temperature on the thermostat with your cell phone. This allows you to raise or lower the temperature in the home when you are away and restore it to a more comfortable temperature twenty to thirty minutes before you get home. The more the air conditioner or heater has to run, the higher your power costs will be. By adjusting your thermostat to a less-comfortable temperature when you are away from the home, you will be able to reduce how often the heater or air conditioner has to turn on and thus reduce your power bills.

Close Your Curtains on Hot Days

On hot, sunny days, sunlight can shine into your home and make the temperature rise in a very short period of time. A great way to reduce the temperature in your home is to hang energy-efficient curtains on your windows and close them when the sun starts to shine directly on them. This will decrease the sunlight that comes into the room and thus keep it from getting hotter.

Use Fans to Circulate Air through the Rooms

Turning on the fans in your home can be a great way to keep the air circulating in each room. Keeping the air circulating will make your home feel cooler and thus help to keep you from having to turn the air conditioner down as low as you would if you did not have the fans on in the house.

These tips are not difficult to incorporate into your home and can help you to save a lot of money in heating and cooling costs each month. You can actually track your average savings by comparing each new month's bill to the bills that you received in the same month during the previous year. Once you see the amount that you save each month, you will realize how worthwhile the changes are to make.


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