Unfortunately, most of us know the struggle of having to dip into the emergency fund…
According to psychologists people need more time to adapt to cold season rather than to the warm one. This fact affects on our desire to turn up the thermostat, which, in turns, means that we should pay for all the warm we received. Is there any way to live in comfort temperature and not to pay more?
We offer a few tips that may help save your money:
- track down the air leaks. There are always hidden air leaks around your windows and doors which need to be isolated to keep the warm inside the house;
- check your air filter. Filters should be replaced or cleaned once a month. They serve for the right air circulation, so they should be clean to keep air in your house fresh and free of bacterial;
- adjust the thermostat – try lower the temperature gradually overnight as at night you can cover yourself with warm blankets;
- install a programmable thermostat – this new technology helps to regulate the temperature automatically and not thinking of it every day, just selecting the right programme.
There are also several tips how to warm up your house. If you have a fireplace and don’t use it, keep your fireplace damper closed. It’s also a good idea to place rugs on the floor, no matter if you have tile, linoleum or concrete floors. These rugs could save you a couple of dollars. When you are using an oven, keep the door open for a few minutes to warm your kitchen. If you have ceiling fan, set it to run in a clockwise direction. This trick will push warm air down from the ceiling.