We can’t control the weather, but we can take steps to lower our heating bills this winter. Heating costs have gone up so much that it is simply up to each of us to find ways to reduce our costs based on changing some of our behaviors. There are many ways you can save money on your heating bill by doing simple things like lowering the temperature on your thermostat and using a programmable thermostat. Consider also changing your furnace filters regularly and getting a tune up once or twice per year, and adding a humidifier to your home heating system.

One of the easiest ways to lower your heating bill is to adjust the temperature on your thermostat. One way to do this is by setting it to 78 degrees Fahrenheit rather than 80. You might think that it doesn’t matter, but since there are 8 hours in a day, reducing the temperature by just 2 degrees can save you up to about 7% per year on your utility bills.

Another way to save heating costs is to use a programmable thermostat so that you can consistently turn the temperature down for several hours each day even when you’re not home. You could set it lower when you are at work or sleeping, and then turn it back up in the evenings when you get home. If you have a programmable thermostat that can learn your daily habits, then you can even let the thermostat learn for itself what the best temperature should be at any given time.

One of the easiest ways to save money on your heating bill is by changing your furnace filters regularly. Not only will this help your furnace run more efficiently, but it will also help keep the air in your home clean and free of allergens. Furnace filters should be changed every 3 months, or more often if you have pets or someone in your home who smokes.

One way to really save on your heating costs is to invest in a tune up. This will help the efficiency of your furnace and could potentially even be worth it if it means you can avoid buying a new furnace for a much longer period of time. It only takes an hour or so for someone to come out and fix any problems with your system. During the tune up, they’ll check your thermostat, inspect the filters, and make sure everything is running smoothly. They may also add refrigerant if needed, or replace some airflow sensors.

The idea here is that every time you have your heating system serviced, there’s a chance that something will be fixed that would have otherwise caused problems down the road. If not, at least they’ll let you know the full status of your system so you can keep an eye out for problems. Sometimes, the most unexpected issues are uncovered during a simple tune up so it’s always worth getting one done regularly to make sure that everything is running properly.

You can save money on your heating bill by investing in a humidifier for your home heating system. This will help keep the air within your home consistent and comfortable, which can reduce symptoms from illnesses. It is especially important for homes with dry heat where there isn’t a lot of natural moisture occurring.

Another way to save money on heating costs this winter is by using an electric blanket or space heater when you go to bed at night. This will allow you some added warmth without turning your heat up high. You can also use a blanket or heater on cold nights when you are watching TV or just hanging out in the living room to save heating costs while you’re awake and still trying to keep warm and cozy.

If you’ve been looking for a way to save on your heating bill this winter, the tips above will get you on your way to warmth without too many added expenses. We hope these suggestions will help keep you warm and cozy during the cold months ahead!