Tips to saving on your heating cost this winter season

By now you have probably turned on your heat, especially for those chilly fall nights. In the coming months you may start to notice your electric bill rising. Before you know, you are asking yourself how you have consumed so much electricity to the point where you can no longer afford your electric bill. Before you panic, Spivey Insurance Group is here with some tips to help you save on your electric bill this winter season.

  1. Block Drafts- There are many little passages in your house that heat escapes out of, which ends up wasting your money. Detect cool drafts in your home where heat can easily escape. The most popular places are under doors and window seals. By blocking these drafts off will lower your eclectic bill by keeping heat inside the house. Also look for unplugging electronics and other home appliances that you no longer use in the winter months like fans. The EPA estimates that small electronic gadgets burn 100 million kilowatts of energy a year, which adds up to a lot of wasted money!
  2. Upgrade Your Appliances- If you haven’t upgraded you appliances lately, now is the time to do it! Investing in Energy Star appliances can save you money in the long run, especially in the winter months when it seems like they are running non-stop. Do some research on your power company and see if they offer customer incentives for energy saving appliance, this could mean a little more cash in your pocket!
  3. Have a visit from the furnace doctor- Turning on your furnace for the first time can be dangerous and costly. Arrange for a HVAC professional to take a look at your furnace and service any parts that may need to be fixed. Having a pre-season tune-up on your furnace can prevent unnecessary furnace costs later in the winter season.

Taking these 3 simple steps can help you save on your electric and heating bill this winter. If you have any questions about your homeowners insurance policy, give one our agents at Spivey Insurance Group a call at 704-821-4460. Keep up with Spivey Insurace Group this winter season on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus!

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