Everyone wants your money to help you save money to heat your
home. People pay thousands of dollars for energy efficient windows and new
If you are going to put in new windows, and
you cannot do it yourself, talk with several vendors. The prices quoted to
you will vary, and not by small amounts. Do not be talked into expensive
windows that are beyond your needs. The same holds true for furnaces and duct
You can save thousands of dollars buying the right windows at
the right time of year. Windows and furnaces are not frugal, but you can
exercise thrift and achieve substantial savings.
Insulating your attic is a DIY project, or you can have it
sprayed. Either way, you will reduce your heat bill. If your
utility company offers them, have an energy audit. Find all the ways
heated air is escaping from your home.
Use the sun to heat your home by opening drapes on windows
with a southern exposure. Hang insulated drapes on windows with a northern
Plant deciduous trees on the southern side of your home.
They will shade your home in the summer, and in the winter the leaves will fall
off and let the sun in.
Turn your furnace down just 1 degree, and save 2-3 percent on
your energy bill.
some more frugal tips to save money heating
- Have your furnace inspected
yearly and replace the filter when necessary.
- Increase the insulation in
- Insulate the floor boards
under your home.
- Put a vapor barrier on the
ground under your home.
- Insulate all the ducts your
garage, including the duct work.
- Close the heating vents in
rooms you are not using.
- Paint warm colors on the walls
in north facing rooms for visual warmth.