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Whether you’re planning to go green or simply need to save a couple of dollars, more efficient use of your heater during the Marietta, Georgia winter can help save a bundle. Here are five ways to save money on heating costs this winter.

Utilize the Sun

That splendid sphere in the sky should play a key role in controlling the temperature of your home. Open the drapes on your south-bound windows amid winter days to bring free warmth into your home. Close window covers when the sun goes down to keep the warmth inside.

Cover Up

This is one of the simplest approaches to saving money on heating. Rather than turning the heater up, put on a comfy winter sweater and warm socks. Keep cozy blankets on your loveseat, and add rugs to warm the floors.

Use Your Fans

Fans aren’t just there to keep you cool in the summer. Reverse the direction of any ceiling fans so that they turn clockwise in the winter, then run them on a low setting to push rising warm air back down into the room.

Set Your Thermostat at Night

As indicated by the U.S. Department of Energy, you can eliminate as much as 10 percent of your energy expenses for each year by turning the heat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours per day. Invest in warmer comforters and sheets to stay cozy and warm throughout the night despite lower temperatures.

Properly Insulate Your Home

Consumers waste huge amounts of money each year due to heat escaping and cold drafts entering poorly insulated homes. Get some reasonably priced insulation from your local hardware store and cover any areas where warmth could be escaping. After all, you are only trying to heat your home—not all of Georgia. Use weather stripping for your entryways and windows; it’s inexpensive and simple to apply.

For more advice on how to save money on heating your home this winter, call the professionals at E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning today at 678-369-8866.

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