Tips To Stay Warm and Save Money This Season

Snow on Driveway leading to home

Money Saving Energy Tips

With the cold winter weather still sticking around, you may find yourself reaching for your thermostat to turn up your heater. While your heater is one of the fastest ways to warm up your home, it will also lead to a very expensive energy bill. Keep these money saving heating tips in mind to ensure that you stay warm without breaking the bank this season.

  • Enjoy the sun – while the sun is out during the day, open your blinds. Letting the sun through your windows will help to naturally heat your house. Make sure to close your blinds when the sun goes down to avoid cold drafts from getting in your home.
  • Cover your windows – tightly tape clear, heavy-duty plastic over your windows to help prevent cold air from getting into your home. If you do not want to use plastic, there are insulating drapes and shades that are available, but are a more expensive option.
  • Adjust your thermostat – while you are home, set your thermostat to the lowest, comfortable temperature. When you are sleeping or are out of the house, drop the temperature another 10 degrees to save up to 10 percent on your energy bill. Installing a programmable thermostat will help to ensure that you do not forget to turn the heat down at the right times.
  • Check your heating system – hire a professional to take a look at your heating system and to perform any necessary repairs. A properly working heater will heat your home more efficiently.

Having the right homeowners insurance is the best way to ensure that your home is protected from any peril this winter. Contact the insurance professionals at Mayer Insurance in Apple Valley, Minnesota for all of your home insurance needs. As an independent insurance company, we will work with you to ensure that you have the right amount of protection, all at the right price.