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Be Warm and Happy

Published May 14th, 2021 by Energy Plus Home Improvements

Its foretold that we will be having a similar winter this year as we did last year, with that I want to help you stay warm this year and help your energy bills as well.

Stop Using Your Attic for Storage

Why? Because the simplest and cheapest way to insulate an attic is to add material to the floor.

But if the floor is covered in plywood, you can’t stuff enough insulation beneath it to do the job sufficiently—not even in warm climates.

Plan to pull up the flooring and layer new insulation on top of the old. With the floor gone, you’ll have to find a spot elsewhere for stashing those off-season clothes and that holiday decor.

Let the sun in

During the winter we tend to keep our window treatments closed, open them up to allow sunshine to warm your home.

The sunlight will physically and mentally warm your home and your spirits!

Use a programmable thermostat

Even though your home has a thermostat, make sure you can program it when to come on and go off.

When you depend on a person to regulate the thermostat, human comfort and error will cause you to use more energy.

A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust – even when you are away from your home.

Put on a Sweater

Make like Jimmy Carter and dress warmer for winter, even inside. Gone are the days (for most of us at least) when we can afford to lounge around in our underwear while it’s frosty outside.

Remember what we said about each degree on the thermostat costing you money?

Roughly speaking, a light long-sleeved sweater is worth about 2 degrees in added warmth, while a heavy sweater (even the ugliest of ugly sweaters) adds about 4 degrees. So cozy up and start saving.

Reduce Your Electric Bill by Regulating the Temperature of Your Hot Water Heater

The hot water heater runs 24/7 as it maintains the temperature set for the water, but to really save on electric costs, one should plan on only using hot water at specific times and on a stable temperature.

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