Heating Bill Help

//Heating Bill Help

Heating Bill Help

With area temperatures just above freezing, the colder than average has us turning up our termostats. But before you turn up the heat, check out these simple tips to make sure that staying warm doesn’t break the bank!

Weather-Proof Your Home

To make sure you get the most out of your heater, make sure the vents around your home are clear of dust and another debris, and aren’t blocked by furniture or rugs. For those of you with a fire place, make sure the fire damper is closed when not in use. As tempted as you may be to sit by the fire and sip hot chocolate on these cold winter nights, know that lighting a fire often suck the heat out of a room. Save the fire for nights when temperatures aren’t so low.

Turn It Down

Turn down your thermostat 10 degrees when you leave the house and again before you go to bed. This can save you up to 3% on your total heating bill. Also be sure to turn down your water heater. Heating water requires a lot of energy and most standard water heaters should be reduced to 115-120 degrees. Don’t worry, chances are you won’t notice any different in water temperature. Also, consider washing clothes in cold water only. This can save you around 3 cents per load, which can really add up to serious savings throughout the year.

Wrap It Up

Invest in a water heater insulator. These jackets are a lot cost solution to improving heating costs and ensure the life of your water heater. This is an especially good idea if your water heater is outside or in a garage. Also be aware of places where heat maybe escaping your home. Caulk up drafty windows and consider adding curtains to keep the heat indoors. Another problem area are the space under doors. Using sweeps (that go under your door and close the gap between the door and the flood) will make a huge difference in making your home feel warm and cozy.

By |2018-08-20T15:50:44+00:00January 11th, 2013|
Angel Carranco Ibanez
Angel Carranco Ibanez
00:33 04 Jan 18
The service that the staff here at Capital Auto Insurance offers is beyond amazing! The agents are all trained to answer any question I may have in regards to my insurance policy coverages. My entire family is insured through them because they have been able to shop around for us with different companies that they have, so they have been saving us all money in our insurance! They also have Income tax preparation services and they provided a discount to us because we are current clients! Briana, the tax preparer was awesome, she’s knowledgeable and nice! Thank you for all you do I really appreciate it.
Edgar guico
Edgar guico
18:21 16 Apr 18
Great service! Agent Paola helped me out they were the best price around!! I highly recommend!
King Me
King Me
00:07 20 Jan 18
Thanks for helping me out setting up my auto insurance policy! It was quick and cheap! I recommend them. The agent Paola helped me out today.
alexus martinez
alexus martinez
17:09 18 Apr 18
Great service! They were the cheapest insurance based on my age i couldnt find anything cheaper. Thank you!
Henry Muller
Henry Muller
21:49 20 Jul 17
My parents have insurance at this agency for over 5 years now, the service that they offer here exceeds my expectations. I became able to drive a couple of years back and The Agents at Capital Auto Insurance applied all the discounts possible to my parents policy so that the price didn't go out the roof! They took the time to help us complete some steps to become paperless on our document delivery options which gave us extra discounts! Stephanie the manager, is always nice and she's always making sure that the agents are helping the customers with their needs, Paola is the agent that usually helps me, she's awesome! and when we just go to make a payment Yesenia the receptionist is always welcoming clients with a big smile. Thank you guys for all you do!
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