Energy-Efficiency Even During The Winter
As the winter chill continues to hit us harder and harder, many homeowners are receiving their gas bill and wondering what on earth they can do to spend less each month. Did you know that there are some simple changes and lifestyle alterations you can make that will actually lower your gas bill? Gathered are just a few ways to lower your winter gas bill for your convenience:
- According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), you can save about 3 percent on your gas bill for each degree knocked off on the temperature of your thermostat. We are not suggesting you freeze and go without heat, but turning it down while you leave for work and when you are sleeping can help.
- A simple way to spend less on your winter gas bill is to insulate your windows. In winterizing your home, this step will ensure that all the heat you are paying for is warming the inside of your home and not the surrounding areas.
- Unfortunately, not many homeowners realize that their water heater comes with an internal thermometer. Therefore, decreasing the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees can help save anywhere from three to five percent on your gas bill.
- While you may be inclined to only use your fireplace during special occasions, this is a great, inexpensive source of heat that also provides a beautiful and relaxing ambiance. If you choose to start utilizing your fireplace more, be sure to shut the damper and seal the opening when it is not in use.
Serving Hudson, Chatham, and all of New York, contact Lofgren Agency for all of your homeowners’ insurance needs. We will go above and beyond to provide you with the security you deserve in each season of the year.