Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter

The colder the weather gets, the warmer you’ll want your house or office to be. With the increase in heat being used, you’re also probably seeing an increase in your heating bill. During the winter, your energy bills can get pricey, but Sonny’s Glass Tinting has a few suggestions to help keep your bill low.

  • When you lower your home’s water heater to around 120 degrees, you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your heating cost without affecting the temperature too much. You have the potential to save between 3-5 percent for every 10 degrees that you lower. To avoid bacteria, check the water temperature of your faucet to ensure it’s between 120-130 degrees. If you know you’ll be away for a long period of time, you can shut off your water heater all together.
  • When used correctly, vents can help to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. If used incorrectly, vents will be an energy drain. Once your well-powered vent has heated your space, you can close the vent. For any rooms that aren’t being used, you can keep the vents closed in there as well.
  • For water heaters that are located in a cool area and don’t have a built-in insulator, homeowners should look into buying an insulated water heater jacket. You can also consider purchasing these for your home’s pipes.
  • If there are areas in your home that are letting in cold air, you’re going to see a significant increase in your monthly heating costs. A common area for air leaks to occur are around your door frames. To fix these types of leaks, use weather stripping or a foam sealant.

One of the best ways to cut down on your heating bill is to install window films for your Boston home. Window films will help to prevent the heat from escaping through the glass and out into the cold. After window film installation, homeowners can see an improvement of up to 92%. To learn more about our residential window films, contact Sonny’s Glass Tinting today! We can be reached by calling 781-233-3647 or by filling out our online contact form.

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