How to Lower Your Energy Bill in Winter

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All homeowners know that winter’s arrival also means you’re also expecting a much higher energy bill. Heating your home accounts for a large portion of that bill, making it necessary for many to find alternative ways to stay warm and keep costs down. Don’t worry; you’re not alone, and we’re here to help!

Take a look at these handy tips to help keep your energy bills a bit lower this winter season:

Set Your Thermostat Lower

The easiest way to save some money with a lower energy bill is to simply lower your thermostat. Don’t feel as though you need to suffer what feels like arctic temperatures while in the comfort of your home, but setting your thermostat just a few degrees lower can result in significant, long-term savings on your bill.

Bundle Up Instead 

Rather than cranking the heat when you feel cold, bundle up in some warm and cozy clothes! Put on some thick socks, slippers, sweaters, hats, and more to get rid of that uncomfortable chill. Don’t be afraid to add some extra blankets to your bed at night to keep you warm while you sleep.

Seal Up Air Leaks

Do you feel any chilly drafts inside your home? That means heat is escaping. Hunt down those air leaks and stop them by caulking or weather-stripping doors and windows. Make sure also to check that the attic, crawl-spaces, and other areas of your house are properly insulated. 

Let The Sun In

The most natural way to keep warm: the sun! If the sun is shining brightly during the day, open up those blinds and curtains and let the rays give your home some natural light and heat. As soon as the sun starts to set, close those blinds and curtains back up.

Close Your Fireplace When Not in Use

Lighting a fireplace is a great way to stay warm in your home. However, cold air will sneak inside when there is not fire. Be sure to keep your damper closed whenever the fireplace is not in use. 

Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Don’t just keep your ceiling fans set to off this winter! Reverse your home’s ceiling fans to rotate clockwise, which will then help create an updraft, displacing the hot air gathered by the ceiling, so it can move downward and keep the whole room warm.


Need help taking care of your home’s exterior? The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help the outside of your home look and perform its best this winter season and all year long! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 to learn more.

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