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10 Tips for saving money on heating bills

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There are several ways to save money on your utility bills this winter. Here are some helpful tips: 1. Use a thermostat with a programmable time setting – Set the temperature for cooler when you are out of the house and while sleeping. 2. Dress warmer – Wear a sweater or sweatshirt and warm socks or slippers in the house. 3. Use a throw or blanket – While watching television cuddle up with a comfy throw or blanket. Put an extra blanket on your bed at night. 4. Using the oven – When you have finished using your oven, leave the door open a crack to let the heat escape into the home. 5. Caulk – Caulk any cracks or leaks in doors and windows with silicone caulking. 6. Ceiling Fans – Hot air rises so use a ceiling fan to circulate the air and push it back down around the room. 7. Let the sun in – Keep blinds and draperies open during the day that face the south. This will let the sun in to help heat it up. Be sure to close them at night. 8. Change filters – Clean or replace your filters as indicated on your furnace unit. Preferably once a month, at minimal every 3 months. 9. Insulate your attic – Remember heat rises. If your attic is not property insulated you are losing heat right out your roof. 10. Weather-stripping – Put weather stripping around your windows and doors. This will prevent any cold air leaks. Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL – tammyhayesre@gmail.com

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Author: tammyhayes

I am a residential realtor serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in sunny, southwest Florida. Contact me for all of your real estate needs. I am professional, ethical, informational, and understanding. I will be with you to assist you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help.

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