Save on your Electric Bill this Winter

As the temperature at the Lake of the Ozarks drops lower and lower, your electric bill will likely have the opposite effect – higher and higher! Your trusted real estate agents in Eldon, Missouri know how important it is to keep your family warm this winter, but we also know that can put a strain on your wallet. Provided below, by Devine & Associates, are some easy ways to cut your energy bill costs this winter.

Close Off Rooms

Unused or unoccupied rooms in your home can be “closed off” for the winter months. You can close the register in the room and shut the door. This helps to keep the heat in the rooms you want, like to kitchen, living room, and occupied bedrooms. Keeping these rooms isolated helps to keep your heating system from heating the entire house and only heats the rooms you want it to.

Reduce Heat Slightly

If you and your family can handle it, turn your heat down a few degrees this winter. While a few degrees may not seem like a lot, the impact it will make on your electric bill will be beneficial.

Fill Appliances 

When you do choose to run your appliances, make sure they are completely full. From the dishwasher to the washing machine, ensure you run full loads. This can help you get more accomplished with the same amount of energy.

Seal Air Leaks

Check your windows and doors for air leaks. Many times these openings need to be sealed or caulked to keep the cold air out and the warm air inside your home, this winter. This is a fairly inexpensive fix and will make a big difference in the temperature of your house.

Add Insulation

Additional insulation can be added to your attic to keep the heat where it belongs, inside your home. Either roll or blow-in insulation improve the level of insulation, keeping your heating bill at bay during the winter months.

Replace Air Filter

On your heating and cooling system, ensure your air filter is replaced regularly. A fresh filter can help reduce the amount of work the system has to do to keep your home warm this winter.

Utilize Fire Place

If you have a fire place or wood burning stove in your home, take advantage of this heat source. A fire place can heat an entire room, if not add heat throughout your entire home, during the winter months.

Reduce Shower Time

To save on your water usage this winter, try to shorten the time spent in the shower. The water heater works hard to heat up water, especially during the winter months. Help make those efforts last by reducing showering time.

Bundle Up

To help combat the lower temperature inside your home, try to bundle up this winter. Wearing a sweatshirt or jacket inside allows you to turn the heat down.

Now that you know a few ways to save on your energy bill, you are ready to start implementing these tips! There are a number of ways to improve your electric bill this winter – don’t be afraid to get creative to save on energy costs! The best team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you make it through the Missouri winter.

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