Heat Your Home, Fatten Your Wallet

Heat Your Home, Fatten Your Wallet

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - Want a warmer home without going bankrupt? There's a number of cost effective ways that will keep your home from leaking heat and your wallet from leaking cash!

Seal leaky ducts, plumbing and cable TV penetrations to keep your heating and cooling costs down. You will save 20 to 30 percent off your monthly bill.

Reset your thermostat. Adjusting your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees cooler for 8 hours can possibly save you 10 percent on winter heating bills. Additionally you can set it back for the 8 hours you sleep and save 20 percent.

Turn down your water heater. Often water heaters are factory set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You can set your water heater to heat up to 120 degrees and still live comfortably, saving 3 to 5 percent on your water heating for every 10 degrees setback.

Glass fire place doors keep hot air in and will create a heat-air exchange that will blow warm air from your fireplace back indoors.

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