Save Money for the Rest of the Winter Season

Although many advertisers and clothing retailers have started talking about spring, there are still a couple months of winter temperatures left here in Edwardsville. With nighttime temperatures dropping into the 30s, it is important to keep your home warm and your family comfortable. Here are a few easy tips to get through the end of winter comfy, cozy, and keep a little money in your pocket.

  1. Have your furnace serviced. Annual furnace checkups can keep your unit running more efficiently, which saves you money. Call us at McFarland for heating Edwardsville residents know and trust. One of our technicians will make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency.
  2. Make your ceiling fans work for you. When most people think of ceiling fans, they think of cooling, but your fan can also help circulate warm air. Flip the switch on the casing of your fan to cause it to turn clockwise. This will help push the warm air created by your furnace throughout your home. This will make it feel warmer without actually turning up the temperature. Just make sure to turn the fan off when you leave the room because it does not actually make the room warmer.
  3. Upgrade your insulation. If you own an older home, your insulation is probably not as efficient as it could be. Attend a DIY workshop at your local hardware store for a tutorial on how to add insulation to your walls and ceilings. This will keep your home warmer and save you money on your gas bill.
  4. Cover your windows. Cover your windows and sliding glass doors with a clear film that you can purchase for a few dollars at a hardware store. The film is easy to install and can significantly lower the amount of heat lost through your windows. If you install it properly, you won’t even notice it and it is easy to remove when spring comes to stay.

Follow these easy tips to help save money on your utility bills this winter and increase the efficiency of your home.