Winter in South Carolina

Save Money on Heating Costs

Winter time here in the Carolina’s means higher utility bills for you, here are some great money saving-tips to help cut those heating cost dramatically.

Reduce Heating Costs With These Money Saving Tips

Here in the Carolina’s it gets cold in the winter, heating costs take a big bite out of your monthly budget for 25 – 40% of the year. Due to the rapidly escalating costs of home heating oil, propane, and kerosene, you may be paying twice as much to heat your house as you did just a few years ago. You can cut your heating costs significantly by following these money-saving tips.

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Money Saving Tips

Here are a few helpful tips on things that you can do to save you money, time, inconvenience, along with energy and our precious environment.

  • Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
  • Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure..
  • Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
  • Bleed trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if in doubt about how to perform this task, call a professional.
  • Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
  • During the heating season, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
  • During the cooling season, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.
  • Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.

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11 Ways to Save on Central AC Bills

Potential for Savings – Air conditioners are responsible for the major part of most peoples electric bills during the summer months and heaters are responsible for a large part of the utility bills during the winter. While they can be significant there are several simple things you can do to cut back on your bills.

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Tips that Save

Here are a few helpful tips on things that you can do to save you money, time, inconvenience, along with energy and our precious environment.

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  • Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
  • Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure..
  • Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.

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