The U.S. Energy Administration (EIA) predicts that home heating bills are likely to be slightly higher this winter due to higher prices in heating fuels.
While outdoor temperatures are expected to be similar to last winter, the rise in heating fuel costs may cause an increase in your energy bill. At Red Energy, we care about our customers and want to ensure that we provide the necessary information to prepare them for the projected higher fuel costs this year. Here are a few ways our customers can take control of their energy consumption to potentially lower their bills this winter:
Bundle up with warm accessories – it is more cost-effective to bundle up with warm accessories than to turn up the thermostat. Increasing the thermostat by even just a few degrees can cause an increase in an energy bill.
Use rugs to insulate the floor – put a large area rug on hardwood floors to better insulate your apartment floor.
Lock windows/doors to reduce air leak – When the heating system is operating, close and lock all windows and outside-facing doors. Close exterior sliding storm windows. Locking doors and windows creates at tighter seal and reduces air leaks.