As winter approaches, you might find yourself trying to cut back on your energy bills to make up for the high cooling costs during a Dallas summer. Fortunately, the Texas winters are relatively mild, so it’s easy to optimize the efficiency of your home. The following are just a few of the energy saving steps you can take if you want to lower your heating bill this winter.
Keep Temperatures Low
Take advantage of the cool weather and use this as an opportunity to keep your thermostat set low without breaking the bank. Since the temperatures don’t dip too low, you should be able to keep the setting low without being too uncomfortable. If you really want to keep costs low, you can drop the thermostat lower while you are sleeping or at work and then bump it back up during the day when you are home.
Invest in New Windows
If you have any outdated, drafty windows, it might be worth the investment to install replacements. While you could certainly try to make temporary repairs, you could see better results when you hire a team of professional installers to replace them with energy efficient windows. Whether you replace one broken window or all of your windows, you can expect to see some improvement in the efficiency and comfort of your home.
Open Blinds During the Day
One of the best ways to heat your home for free is by opening up your blinds or drapes. When you take advantage of the sun’s heat, your heater doesn’t have to work as hard. However, you should close the curtains up at night to keep the heat inside your home as the temperatures lower outside.
Turn Down Water Heater
Lastly, you can turn down your water heater during the winter. Many people think that it needs to be turned all the way up to get a lot of hot water, but the amount of water available doesn’t change based on the temperature. Instead, you can give your water heater a little break and save your skin from scalding showers.
If you want to install replacement windows to help you save more money during the Texas winters, you should pick up the phone and call Statewide Remodeling. You can schedule your consultation with one of our window specialists or ask any questions you might have about our products and services. To request your free, no-obligation estimate, simply fill out our online form.