10 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEATING BILL IN WINTER
It is that time of year when the chill of the air nips at our toes and our noses. The season of Im freezing comes out of our mouths a little more than wed like, and we cant drink enough coffee and hot tea to get warm. We all want to be warm and comfortable without breaking our electric bill, but how do we go about doing that? If you are looking for ways how to heat your apartment and save money on your heating bill, follow along for some tips and tricks!
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Trap the heat and get better sleep
Control your drafts
A draft is where cold and moisture combine and create a small gust of air current that moves upwards and downwards. When it gets caught in our windows, this can create a rather cold and wet-like barrier that we can physically feel from inside our homes. We can not always stop this from happening, but we can slow it down. Place draft stoppers on sills and consider applying a window film kit to trap the heat and keep out the cold. Window film kits especially work well with older windows where seals are worn down or broken. *Always remember to contact your management team, before adding or applying anything new to your apartment windows or walls.
What Causes Drafty Windows
- Window Seal Issues - When the seal in a double or triple-pane window no longer seals properly, the gas that is held between the panels will escape and cause a draft to escape into your apartment. Window seals can break for a number of reasons like normal weathering and wear, poor installation, extreme weather and temperatures, and more.
- Improper Installation - Window installation takes a professional to do the job correctly, or else you will have improper fitting windows that will cause drafts.
- Old Wear and Tear - In some cases, windows that are aged will be more likely to cause drafts. Its also likely that older windows were not made to be energy efficient, so as they get older and more worn, it can cause a stark rise in your heating bill.
Sunshine is your friend
Make your home warm and cozy
Put on more clothes
Invest in a humidifier
Add more heat, not more money
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate oh my!
Roll out the carpet
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We hope these tips and tricks help you feel more comfortable controlling your heat and your heat bill this winter. We know it can be intimidating and if you are paying your bills for the first time, it can be even scarier and or confusing. These little and simple tips of the trade will hopefully ease your mind, and your wallet! Above all enjoy the winter season and stay warm! Check out our other tips to optimize your apartment living and take comfort to the next level.
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