Introduction:Scan these to see which ones you can do to save on heating costs in your home or apartment.
Some of these space heaters are totally electric and they will hike your electric bills. Avoid them unless they can inform you of the savings on the box or if you know someone who has an economical one that will guarantee lower electric bills. The one I have is a Delonghi. It has a gel inside and the electric heats the gel in the upright cylinders. The heat is then held so that heat can be spread around the room for warmth.
If you have pets or children make a house rule to limit the opening of the doors to the outside. When someone wants to go for a walk or take the dog out for a run, plan on them being done at the same time, so the door is opened once instead of two times.
You can used a rolled up towel to stop drafts around the bottom of your doors. Remember the sliding glass doors, the garage door and back as well as the front doors. Go around on a windy day and feel the areas that need attention. You will easily find them so they can be made warmer and save you heating money.
Unless you shut the vents in the rooms that you shut the door to, you will not save on your heating costs at all. If there are rooms that you can close the door for and make sure the vents are turned off too, you will save considerably. Try this for a month and see the savings.
It won't just be a sweater that you will need, but also some leg warmers or some good long underwear. Both these items will allow your body to be warmer when you turn the heat down seven to 10 degrees. If you have Grandma living with you, you might keep her room warmer and put a little space heater near her when she is out in the living room with the family.
Great list of ways to save on heating costs. Energy is always such a large part of any budget. It makes sense to take simple steps like this that cost nothing and save a bundle on bills.
Good tips and a timely reminder. H5
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