4 surprising ways to lower your heat bill

In the winter months, many homeowners find themselves acutely aware of their energy costs. As the temperature outside begins to dip, temperatures inside of the home generally increase via a home’s heating system, and homeowners are stuck with a lofty utility bill. Fortunately, you can live comfortably in the winter months without an astronomical heat bill. If you are looking for ways to lower your heat bill, here are four ways to do so:

1. Open your blinds

Take advantage of the daytime hours. Natural heat from the sun’s rays is a great way to naturally add heat to a space. If you are concerned about security and your open blinds, consider opening your blinds in hard-to-reach areas at the very least. Natural light can do wonders to a home’s interior temperature

2. Go easy on your thermostat

Lowering your thermostat a few degrees may not seem like much, but it can have a big effect on your utility bill. By keeping your thermostat at around 68 degrees when you are home and lowering it by ten degrees when you are at work or sleeping, you can see a big reduction (an annual savings of around 10%) in your heating bill. An added benefit is that your HVAC system will not have to run as often or as long which will reduce overall wear and tear.

3. Bundle up

By adding another layer or by using your high utility bill as an excuse to finally purchase that warm robe, you can slash your heat costs. Wearing more clothes in the winter months is a great and effective way to reduce your heating bill without having to invest in things like space heaters.

4. Use heat sources to your advantage

One way to heat your home without having to crank up your thermostat is by taking advantage of the various things in your home that you use on a daily basis. When showering, for example, keep the bathroom door open so that the steam from the shower disperses to other rooms in the home. When you are cooking, opt for warm meals that require the use of the oven or stove. Ovens produce a lot of heat and can quickly heat a kitchen.

In order to efficiently heat your home in the winter, your HVAC system needs to be operating properly. Schedule an appointment with Cascade Mechanical today for a technician to come out for a seasonal tune-up.
Contact the experts at Cascade or Call (800) 682-5923.


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Cascade Mechanical provides the finest indoor comfort control solutions for residents of Methow Valley, Lake Chelan Valley and the Okanogan Valley areas. You will not find better HVAC service anywhere else. Why? First, we make complete customer satisfaction part of our every day business practice. Second, whether you need routine maintenance, complicated repairs or a new turnkey installation, our experienced technicians are ready for the task. Third, we offer the finest heating, cooling and indoor air quality products in the industry. Products with high efficiency ratings and long lasting performance that will save you money on your energy costs. Whether it be under 20 degrees in January or high nineties in August, the customer service staff and technicians of Cascade Mechanical are here to ensure your family stays comfortable through any season. That’s our promise to you.