In our last post, we went over some easy fixes to some common winter home problems. Freezing temperatures and a lot of moisture lead to plenty of typical homeowner problems, including the need to heat your home constantly. In this article, we’re going to explore some ways that you can save money on your utility bills while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Since winter is here to stay for a while, read on to discover some simple warming mistakes to avoid and protect your home with a Wright City Home Insurance policy.
Mistake #1: Blasting the heater to warm a cold house.
When it’s freezing outside, it’s tempting to blast the heat in the 80’s to warm a cold house quickly. However, your heater doesn’t work like that and it will take time for your thermostat to adjust and reach the high temperature you set. Once you get inside you’ll start to warm up, so allow your thermostat to take it’s time to save you money.
Mistake #2: Drastically letting the temperature drop.
If you like to sleep in a cool environment, you might want to turn off your heat altogether at night. However, this means that your thermostat will have to work harder to warm the house back to a comfortable temperature when you turn it back on. It’s best to keep the temperature on an even keel throughout the day.
Mistake #3: Making your thermostat work too hard.
If you want the house to be 70 degrees and your thermostat is only reaching 66 degrees, turning the thermostat up to 74 degrees in an attempt to make up the difference could be a huge mistake. The furnace could be forced to work beyond its capability. Instead, find out what’s causing the problem and fix it. Heat could be escaping somewhere in your home, or you may need to replace a faulty furnace, says The Weather Channel.
Mistake #4: Heating the house when no one is home.
If you have a digital thermostat that can be controlled from your phone, simply turn on the heat when you’re on your way home. Otherwise, you’ll just waste heat and energy when no one is there to enjoy it, which will seriously cost you on your utility bill. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, leave it off during the day or when you’re not home.
About Sine Insurance
At Sine Insurance Group, we are dedicated to providing you with custom tailored insurance policies to protect your assets. Our comprehensive packages have been expertly crafted to serve St. Louis and the surrounding areas for the past 25 years. For more information about our products, contact us today at (636) 947-1177.