Now that the temperatures are dropping quickly, you are likely to find yourself using more energy to heat your home – which will result in much higher energy bills this season. Here are a few easy steps you can take to reduce winter energy costs this year:
- Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees, or even a bit lower, if you can handle it. Every degree lowered in the 60-70 degree range can save up to 5 percent in heating costs.
- Turn your heating down a bit more whenever you’re out of the house, and especially if you’re going away for a few days.
- Reduce your hot water temperature, so that appliances such as your dishwasher and dishwashing machine will use less heat.
- Seal up any air leaks in your home, such as around windows, doors, and pipes, to keep in more warm air.
- Lastly, as chilly as it may sound, try to get used to cooler showers, which can save you plenty of money in the long-run.
For more winter tips, or to check out what winter-ready models we have available, visit us anytime at Lee’s Summit Honda.