How to Save Money on Heating this Coming Winter
Are you looking at ways to save money on your heating bill this winter?
As winter approaches here in Canada, homeowners must prepare themselves for anything that the cold might do to their precious homes. Temperatures under 30 degrees Celsius and sheets of snow can take a toll on a house, especially when we can have these conditions for up to 8 months of the year. Most property owners dread the upcoming winter as it is one of the most expensive seasons, but this does not necessarily mean that you have to dread it as well. Taking proper steps to ensure that you aren’t wasting money on heating will leave you with the ability to thoroughly enjoy a beautiful white winter without any added stress.
Here are some ways that you can reduce your heating bill this coming winter and spend your hard-earned money in more important manners.
1) Using a Programmable Thermostat
In colder climates, the desire to lower the temperature on our thermostats while we are home is close to zero. Although it may be an effective way to reduce your heating bill, it is just not practical. However, with a programmable thermostat, you can program it to suit your schedule. For example, if you are at work from 8-4 every day, during these hours you can set your thermostat to 17 or 18 degrees Celsius. During all other times of the day when you and your family are at home, the thermostat can be programmed to be set at a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius. By simply lowering your thermostat for these 8 hours while you are out of the house, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars a year on heating.
2) Adding Insulation
Having proper insulation installed in your home can make a huge difference in the turnout of your utility bills each month. Especially in the winter months. Adding insulation can go a long way to helping your home retain the heat it produces.
Adding insulate heating ducts can also help you retain heat and energy that your furnace produces, especially when traveling through unheated areas like basements or attics.
3) Using Space Heaters
Why heat your whole house if you only find yourself using a fraction of it? If you find yourself only in one or two rooms in your home during the day, consider using a space heater. This can allow you to only heat the space you need and save you quite a bit of money on your heating bill.
4) Installing Shutter Rolls
Installing heavy-duty, roll-formed aluminum shutter rolls is a major way of reducing your heating bill. You may find yourself asking: what is so great about shutter rolls, and aren’t they used for security purposes only? Well, the roll-up shutters that we produce are not only engineered to protect intruders from entering properties, but they are also made to help insulate. Made with polyurethane foam, roller shutters will help keep the cool wind from entering through your windows and maintain a warm temperature in your house. Our insulating system is engineered to save you money on bills.
5) Sealing Up Leaks
There can be dozens of small, unnoticeable leaks in your house. These leaks might not seem like a big problem but with the freezing weather will come drafts of cold wind. These drafts will easily be able to enter your home through leaks, causing extra work for your furnace and a much more expensive utility bill. When getting your home ready for winter, check for any leaks. Leaks will most likely be found in attics or basements.
Following these steps might seem like tedious work, but the money you will have saved throughout the winter months will definitely make it worth it! If you have any questions concerning shutter rolls and the installation process, feel free to contact Security Shutter Ltd. anytime. Our goal is to serve you to the best of our abilities and to ensure you the benefit of saving money this winter.