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Tips to Save Energy this Winter on Home Heating

Remember last winter when tying to save energy and you felt like setting your thermostat higher but didn’t do so because of fear of how much it would add to your utility bills? Remember how you stayed uncomfortable all winter long just so you could keep your electric consumption to a minimum? With the fall season at hand and winter just around the corner, it pays to know how you can save energy this winter and keep your thermostat low while staying comfortable at the same time.

Seal up leaks and drafts
Brown & Reaves Services Inc in Myrtle Beach offers tips on ways to save energy this winter.

Your home loses much of its heat to air leaks and drafts. Simple sealing steps, such as caulking windows and sliding draft guards under your doors, can help you save as much as 20 percent on heating costs.

Use the sun for free heat

During the day, open the windows and curtains facing the sun to let sunshine into your home. When the sun goes down, close your window to keep the heat from escaping.

Stock up on warm accessories

To save energy this winter, instead of turning up the heat, wear heat-retaining clothes, then double it up with a sweater, jogging pants, and thick socks. Have a rug installed to insulate the floor, and keep throw blankets accessible so you can pick one up anytime you feel cold.

Only heat the rooms you’re using

If your heating system has vents in storage spaces that you don’t frequent during winter, seal off the vents in these places to focus your heating consumption in rooms that are actually used by people. If you don’t, you could be spending a lot of money on heat you never get to use.

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Aside from these tips, it can be extremely advantageous to have a heating and air conditioning professional check your home heating system and perform some maintenance on it. A maintenance service not only ensures that the furnace is operating optimally, it can also prevent the onset of costly repairs down the line and help you save energy this winter.

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