Believe it or not Winter is in full swing! While we've had a relatively mild season in Idaho so far that doesn't mean that this isn't still the coldest part of the year, and we've still got a few months left. That being the case it's also the time of year when home energy costs can be the highest; so it's important to keep an eye on things around the house in order to keep from having a unhappy surprise in your power bill.
We've put together just a few tips to help you stay cozy this Winter and keep costs low too!
Lower The Temp
Set that thermostat to 68. Yes, 68. It might be a littler cooler than you are used to but you can always bundle up. Keeping the temperature a little lower will of course cause the heater to run less.
Change Your Filters
Your home air filters can have a huge effect on how well your air systems work. Having a dirty filter can cause your heating system to run as much as 20% less efficient. Keeping those filters fresh will also help keep you healthier!
Check windows and doors for air leaks! Patch up any leaky spots to help prevent cold drafts from seeping in and stealing away your warm air.
These three tips can help you save a bundle this Winter!
We want to be on your team long after the purchase or sale of your Idaho home; that's one reason why we love being able to provide helpful information for homeowners year round. We would love to talk more with you about your new year - get in touch!