Sure, you could go out and spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on high-tech heating equipment and other supplies that will help you save on heating costs, but why do that when there are ways you can do it that virtually won’t cost you a thing? If you’re tired of spending a fortune on energy bills and have been searching for ways to stay warm without shelling out cash, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled come of the best, and least expensive, ways to start slashing utility bills today!
Conduct an Energy Audit
This is one of the most expensive options on the list, but it can certainly help. Having an expert come in to perform a series of tests is probably the best way to find out what you can and should do in order to save the most on heating costs.
From making equipment upgrades to adding insulation, an auditor will provide you with a number of tips and tricks and you may even be eligible for certain rebates on the cost of the audit.
Use Gaskets to Stop Drafts
Did you know that electrical boxes containing outlets or switches are major sources of heat loss in most homes? We recommend using foam gaskets cut to shape in order to reduce heat loss and prevent cold air from coming into your home.
You can purchase a pack of 12 for around $3 at many home improvement stores and installation is a breeze!
Not only will insulating exposed water pipes reduce heat loss, they’ll also protect your pipes from freezing up when temperatures dip below 32°F. Just make sure the insulation seam is facing down and that you use foil tape to secure the insulation in place every couple of feet.
Consider Air Tight Fireplace Doors
Another major area of heat loss in the home comes from your fireplace. Sure, it can certain warm up a room when there’s a fire going, but lots of heat can escape through the chimney when it’s not being used.
Airtight doors, or doors with operable vents can help eliminate heat loss and help prevent cold enter from coming into the house — it’s a win-win.
For more than 80 years, we have been solving heating issues in the Detroit Metro area. We have the experience to solve any and every problem quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Having grown with these technologies and serviced thousands of customers over the years, we have a unique understanding of heating and cooling systems, as well as customer service. In addition, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No matter the day, no matter the time – we’ll be there. Give Levine & Sons a call today at 1-888-LEVINE1.