Winter in Michigan can be chilly, especially December through February and sometimes even drifting into March and April. Not only does Winter cause cold feet but also expensive heating bills. However, there are a few ways to cut down on your heat bill to avoid paying big bucks this winter.

Keep the Thermostat Low

Have your thermostat set at a reasonable temperature. Lowering your thermostat can drop your heating bill significantly. Leading to extra money, now you can start saving for something for the future. Keeping your thermostat at 75 or higher might be a little excessive and not very eco-friendly.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat, may cost more, but can save you more in the end. Being able to program them to a lower temperature when you aren’t home is great because you won’t be heating an empty home. Also, keeping it lower while you sleep can be a good idea because you can always bundle up in blankets or invest in a heated blanket.

Insulate Your Home and Humidify

Make sure your home is properly insulated. If the case may be that your home isn’t properly insulated, this could be the root of a high heating bill. Instead of reinsulated your home, try having a humidifier handy, you can keep the humidity in the air during cooler months. Having the humidity present can make the air in any room feel warmer.

Eliminate Drafts From Around the House

Drafty windows, sliding glass doors or doorways can often be found all over a house. Locate the culprit and fix them, then you won’t have to keep heating your home as much. Thus, saving more on your heating bill. This can easily be done by picking up some plastic wrapping from your local home repair center.

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With all the money you will be saving from lowering your heating bill, put your savings into an account with us! We offer great interest rates that add up. Start saving for your next big trip or dream vacation. MNFCU is here to help you along the way.