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How to Save on Electricity Costs as Temperatures Plummet

Prevent that precious, expensive hot air escaping from your home this winter.

Winter is almost here and that means wrapping up warm and keeping our homes cozy. If you, like most homeowners, dread the thought of the cooler weather, know that you can you help to keep your house warm without breaking the bank.

This winter, save on electricity costs!

Add Attic Insulation

For a relatively cheap cost, adding fiberglass insulation in your home is a great way to stop your house from losing that previous, expensive hot air. You can save up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling costs by effectively insulating your home!

Draught-Proof the Home

Don’t overlook the importance of draught-proofing your home, as this is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save money. You can use draught excluder strips and expanding foam fillers to block any gaps in the window frames, doors, loft hatches, pipework, and floorboards.

Pull on More Layers

Instead of turning on (or up) the heating when you feel cold, simply put on a warm layer, such as a thermal fleece. By not using your heating as much as you could, you’ll save money. When you do use it, put it one degree lower than what you would usually. Experts say that even lowering your thermostat by 1 degree could reduce your heating bills by up to 10 percent.

Get Curtain Savvy

Make the most of the elements! During the day, when the sun is shining, open your curtains so that the sunshine can warm the room. As soon as dusk comes, close the curtain to retain the heat in your home.

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