I’ve put together a list of some completely-free things that you can do around your home that will help you to save money on your home heating bills. I’ve also listed some things that you can do that will cost some money – most of them a minimal amount – that can lead to some savings that can really add up and help you to cut your heating costs this winter. I recommend that you start with the biggest problems when it comes to making your home more energy efficient. If you have an older, leaky, poorly-insulated home, then there should be several opportunities for improvements that can help you to slash your heating costs this winter. (And obviously your cooling costs in the summer). If you already have a well-sealed home, then your opportunities for savings will be limited, but there are still some things that you can do.
Have you ever thought about replacing the windows in your home? If so, then you’ve probably considered the benefits: they can make your house look better; they can make your house more comfortable; they can make your house quieter; and they can save you money. If you are considering upgrading your home and want it to look better, or if your current windows are in very poor condition, then replacing your windows is probably a good idea. However, if the main reason that you are considering replacing your windows is to save money, then you should probably read this post.
From my own experiences and observations, range hoods or vent hoods are one of the most-neglected appliances in the home. Range hoods are not just designed to be used when you burn some food and want to get the odor and smoke out of your kitchen. Range hoods serve multiple purposes – all of which are related to the indoor air quality of your home.