Everybody wants to save money on their heating bill, especially if you live up north or in Canada. Your heating and cooling your home can take up as much as 50% of your home energy costs each month, who wouldn’t want to save money?
Modern homes have become much more efficient, keeping heat and cooling from escaping the home. Unfortunately, homes have gotten bigger and people have grown accustomed to keeping the home the exact temperature they like.
If you want to save money on your energy bills, there are some simple things you can do. Some are free, some cost a bit of money up front, but all of them will help lower your home heating and cooling costs each month.
One of the biggest game changes for saving money is getting a smart thermostat for your home, like Nest. They automatically optimize the temperature in your home based on your own habits and preferences and can adjust and optimize itself over time, saving you more money the longer you use it.
Even something simple like keeping the temperature in your home one-degree cooler in the winter and one-degree warmer in the summer can lead to a lot of money over the course of the year.
Cleaner your HVAC ducts is also a way to have cleaner, healthier air in your home. And you will save money on your energy bill because you will have better and more efficient air flow in the home. Note, if you have really old HVAC ducts or use fiberglass or fiberboard ducts, you may want to have them looked at or replaced. We had ours replaced by Lloyd HVAC, they came and replaced our HVAC air ducts last winter and it made a huge difference.
Check out the infographic below for some more ways to save money on your heating bill this winter.