This year you don’t have to dread winter, well at least you don’t have to dread the high energy bills, there are many inexpensive and easy things you can do around your house that will help you cut energy bills.
The great thing is if you spend some time to make these changes the cost savings will last not only this winter but all year long and many years to come.
You really do have a lot of choices. Your energy savings efforts can be as big or small as you want.
Here are some of the easiest yet most effective changes you can make today so that you’ll be saving tomorrow:
1. The first thing you want to do is to make sure your house is energy efficient. You don’t want to let cold air in or warm air out. If your home doesn’t have the proper amount of insulation or if you have leaky doors and windows you are wasting a lot of money.
There are many cheap things you can do to solve this problem. You can add insulation, caulk around windows and doors, and install window insulation kits.
2. Now that you know your home is tight, it’s time to make sure your furnace is running right. Have it inspected and repaired, if necessary. It’s important to make sure the furnace filters are clean so replace them every month during the winter.
3. Take your energy needs into your own hands, literally. Build a wind turbine for your home. They are small enough to mount on a rooftop yet they can produce up to half of the energy you need.
All you have to do is buy a manual that’ll show you how to construct your turbine, buy the parts, and invest some time putting it together and you’re good to go.
Don’t freak out about your energy bills this winter. Just use one or all of these ideas and you can cut energy bills for many years to come no matter what the season.