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How You Can Save On Energy Costs This Winter

November 17, 2021
Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Winter is one of the best times to get cozy in your home as you prepare for the holidays! As the holiday season approaches, many of us are scrambling to get our homes and gift lists ready before it’s too late. Unfortunately the holiday season comes with a cost as spending often goes up, putting a dent in our wallets where we least expect it. Finding ways to save dollars during the winter season can help you get ahead of your budget, and saving money right within your home is one of the best ways to do it. Here are some ways to save on your home energy costs this winter!

Keep Your Curtains Open

Although during the winter there may be more sunless days than sunny, it’s best to take advantage of those sunny days by keeping your curtains open and letting the sunlight naturally heat up your home. Be sure to close them when the sun cannot be seen as your home can fall cold as quickly the sun heats it up!

Wash Clothes At A Cooler Temperature

Many laundry detergents now work effectively at colder temperatures, which should make it easy for you to make this switch. Washing your clothes in cooler or cold water can save you an abundance of energy costs as the majority of energy when doing laundry is used when heating water.

Decorate With LED Lights

Holiday decorations around your home tend to use up a lot of energy which can increase your energy bills when you least expect it. Be sure that you use LED light strings rather than incandescent bulbs in order to save on your energy consumption around the holiday season. LED lights are also easier to install, cooler and even safer than their incandescent counterparts!

Consider A Smart Thermostat 

A smart thermostat can work to optimize the temperature in your home for the best efficiency. They take care of the extra work in manually adjusting temperatures when the temperature feels too cold, and also work to learn your preference in temperature so your home is heated to perfection at all times.

ENERGY STAR Qualified Products

Be sure that all the appliances in your home are energy star qualified in order to save on energy costs in every area of your home. ENERGY STAR products aim to provide the best comfort with the least amount of energy, allowing you to save on energy bills over time.

Taunton Trades, Durham region’s top HVAC service provider, carries a large selection of ENERGY STAR certified products, including Furnace systems, Air Cleaners, Humidifiers and more! Consult with an HVAC expert for more information on how you can start saving more on energy costs this winter. Call us at 905-493-4227 or email us at mail@tauntontrades.com to get started.

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