The holiday season is over; it’s time to hunker down and wait for spring to come. However, there are still a couple of months of snow and ice before your favorite groundhog declares winter officially over.
In the meantime, you’re left shivering at home, cranking the thermostat as high as it can go until you’ve thawed out – that is until you get the bill. Immediately, you shut off the heat and start shivering again.
It seems like there’s no win, but here are five tips and tricks from Cozy Earth that will keep you warm this winter without running up your heating bill.
Let’s start with our most obvious tip: bundling up. While bundling up seems like a no-brainer, it’s a step that many people overlook. By wearing warm layers indoors, you can turn your thermostat down a few degrees without sacrificing comfort.
So, wear warm layers such as thick sweaters and fuzzy socks when you’re at home! Cuddle up on the couch under a cozy blanket. Do everything you can to keep yourself warm and then worry about your house.
Install Weather Stripping
Next, let’s move on to keeping your house warm. The first thing you should do is to reduce the amount of heat escaping from your home.
To reduce the amount of heat escaping your home, replace all the old weather stripping around your doors and windows. In fact, replacing old weather stripping can save 20% on your heating bill according to the Department of Energy.
Cover Your Windows
In addition to replacing old weather stripping, you can close your blinds and curtains at night to prevent heat from escaping through the glass of your windows. By reducing the amount of heat that escapes through your windows, your furnace won’t need to work so hard to replace the lost heat.
You can even cover your windows with clear plastic sheets to really take your heat conservation up a notch. These clear sheets are very discreet and help to retain heat while still letting the sun naturally lighten and warm your home during the day.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan
Did you know that your ceiling fan can help keep a room warm as well as cool it down? All you need to do is reverse the direction of the fan so it spins clockwise.
How does reversing the direction of your ceiling fan keep you warmer? Well, when you turn the reversed ceiling fan on at low speed, you create a small updraft in the room. This updraft pushes any warm air that has risen back down, keeping the occupants more comfortable at the lower levels of the room.
Buy Bamboo Bedding
Fifth and finally, buy bamboo bedding. By investing in a luxurious set of bamboo sheets and an comforter, you stay at the perfect temperature all night long even if you turn the thermostat down. The soft, plush fibers of bamboo envelope you in the cozy comfort you need to sink into the deep, satisfying sleep you’ve always dreamed of.
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What other tips and tricks do you have to reduce your heating bill? Let us know in the comments below!