Here are several ways to save energy at home during the winter:
- Lower your thermostat: Lowering your thermostat by just a few degrees can make a big difference in energy usage.
- Seal air leaks: Seal any air leaks around windows and doors to keep warm air inside and cold air outside.
- Insulate your home: Proper insulation in your walls, attic, and floors will help keep the heat inside.
- Use a programmable thermostat: Set your thermostat to lower the temperature when you’re not at home or when you’re sleeping.
- Use draft stoppers: Use draft stoppers on doors and windows to keep cold air out.
- Use curtains and blinds: Close curtains and blinds at night to keep the heat inside, and open them during the day to let in natural light.
- Use a humidifier: Dry air can make it feel colder, so use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
- Use space heaters: Use space heaters to heat specific rooms or areas instead of heating the entire house.
- Clean or replace furnace filters: Clean or replace furnace filters to ensure that your furnace is working efficiently.
- cook with crockpot or oven: Cooking with crockpot or oven instead of stovetop can help keep the heat inside, and also save energy.
By implementing these simple steps, you can significantly reduce your energy usage and keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter.