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Top 5 Tips to Save on Your Winter Heating Bill

As winter approaches, there are holidays, snowfall and hot chocolate to look forward to. Unfortunately, there is a tendency to use more fuel in your home and to do so more quickly than usual this time of year. It is difficult to avoid turning the heat on when the temperature outside drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but there are strategies you can implement in your home to prioritize energy conservation. We want to help you save as much money as possible, so we’ve gone ahead and listed our top five tips and tricks for lowering your energy bill this winter.
  1. Let the sun do the work: On a bright sunny day you can do your home a serious favor by opening up those window blinds/curtains. Letting the sun shine in will naturally heat your home and save you money. Just be sure to shut those blinds/curtains at night to keep the heat from escaping.
  2. Turn down that thermostat: This is never one that people look forward to, but your wallet will likely thank you if you give it a try. A good starting point is to try lowering the temperature a few degrees while you sleep. As long as this practice doesn’t cause you and your family discomfort, you will be well on your way to conserving energy.
  3. Install a smart thermostat in your home: Turning down the temperature when you leave your home is usually an unappealing idea with traditional thermostats. You will save some money, but you know it’s going to feel cold when you return. When you install a smart thermostat you can adjust the temperature remotely from the convenience of your phone. With this capability, turning the temperature down several degrees while you are away no longer means you need to return to a freezing home. Previously thought of as a “high-end” item, the price of smart thermostats has become much more affordable over the years.
  4. Get a tune-up on your unit: This may sound unnecessary to some, but all heating systems depreciate over time. The reality is that an annual tune-up will significantly extend the lifecycle or your heating unit. When you invest in an annual tune-up or a service contract, not only will potential problems get caught before they occur, but you will ensure that your unit is running at peak efficiency and therefore consuming less fuel.  
  5. Be mindful of areas where heat may escape from your home: Do you have a garage connected to your house? A chimney? If so, be sure your garage door stays shut during the winter and that you use a chimney damper when your fireplace is not in use. These are both areas in which heat can easily escape from your home that can be easily remedied.   
At Aero Energy your satisfaction has always been our goal. We hope you consider these tips and tricks on how to keep your heating bill low this season!

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