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Save: Your Heating Bill

February 19, 2015 by Lonny in February, Save with 0 Comments

Yesterday was a whirlwind! I was running around like a crazy lady trying to get everything set up and looking nice for our Fiesta Mexicana Annual Meeting. If you went to the meeting, I hope you had a great time.

With everything going on yesterday, I had no time to blog, so I’m doing it a day late. Hope you don’t mind! Another reason I put of blogging this week was because this week’s topic is on how to save on your heating bill. However, the weather here in Utah makes that topic seem a little inappropriate. It’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees today. That’s unheard of for February in Utah.

But I’m going to talk about saving on your heating bill anyway. Maybe Utah will start seeing some of that Eastern weather before winter is over. Or not. Maybe you’ll all just have to store this information away and use it next winter.

f4a5c147aa7b127b946bf45b355726022e98dd22d5ddb6dde292e8b7f5e9328fOne of the best ways to lower your heating bill is to simply not run your heater 24 hours a day. You’re out of the house for several hours per day, so you’re not there to enjoy the warm air being pumped through the vents. Turn off the heat while you’re at work. Especially with weather like we’ve been having, you can get away with this.

Space heaters are also a good way to lower your bill. If you work from home and spend most of your time in a home office, just close the door and use a small space heater to heat up just one room.

Natural sunlight is warm and free! So open up the windows and let the light shine in. Bonus: using the sun’s natural light instead of flipping on the light switch will save on your electrical bill too.

This next tip involve a little more work, but it is worth it. Call your gas and/or electric company to see when peek hours are. Using large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and dryers could be costing you extra if you use them during peek hours. Try to schedule major house chores around those times of the day.

My final tip is one you’ve heard all your life, but it really makes a difference. If you’re done in a room, then turn off the lights. It’s a simple thing to do and will save you big bucks. All it takes is a little self discipline and training to remember to switch off the lights.

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