Friday, December 3, 2021

How to Stay Warm For Less

 

'Tis the season to watch the snowfall while cuddled up by the warm fire. Staying warm all winter long is important, but sometimes it can bring a heavy burden on homeowners' wallets. So, when it comes to heating your home the energy-efficient way, we've got some helpful tips to help you save money this season.
 

Warm Up First

Before you decide to reach for your thermostat, try to keep warm the old-fashioned way. From blankets to hot drinks such as tea or hot chocolate, there are plenty of ways to stay comfortable in winter without putting your heater up to 75 degrees.
 

Check Your Appliances

Some people have old appliances that use too much energy for their home's size or age. If you think this might be the case in your home, talk to an electrician about how they can help reduce your utility bills while keeping you warm this winter!

Check Your Heating

Make sure your heating system is in good working order by having it serviced regularly or replaced with a newer model if necessary. This will ensure that there aren't any surprises when temperatures drop this season.
 

Watch Your Lights

We know how easy it is to keep your lights on longer now that the days are shorter, but much energy can be used if you don't turn them off! Turn off the lights in rooms that aren't being used for more than 15 minutes at a time. These small actions will save a lot of energy and lower your heating bill.

Seal Your Home

If your heat is escaping, then that means your HVAC system has to work extra hard to keep you and your family warm. Make sure you're sealing drafts by caulking around windows and doors. Also, make sure your insulation is up-to-date and insulates the heating in your home.

And if you're looking for other ways to save money, consider applying for our grievance process to get your property taxes lowered!
 

Contact Us For Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

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