How to Conserve Heat and Save Money This Winter
Kira @ Tip Hero
10/19/2010 12:17 PM
The time has already come for many people to turn their heat on. This means that the time has also come to look for ways to avoid astronomical heating bills while also avoiding freezing to death. Money Talks News has some great ideas for keeping your energy bills down this winter. Take a look at a few:
- Use Free Online Tools: this web-based tool from the U.S. Department of Energy allows you to input your home's specifics and informs you about potential ways to save. You could also try Microsoft Hohm.
- Check Out Available Tax Credits: you can get some great tax credits for some energy-saving home improvements. These credits expire on December 31 of this year, so it's important to take advantage while you can. Visit the Energy Star Website to see what qualifies for energy tax credits.
- Focus on Your Windows: replacing drafty windows with high-efficient Energy Star windows will save you on heat, but the windows can cost hundreds of dollars. There are less expensive options, such as installing interior storm windows. One option is a DIY White Plastic Interior Storm Window Kit that costs only $7 and could save you up to 25% on your heating bill.
For more great ways to save on heating costs this winter, be sure to check out 7 Tips to Conserve Heat and Money This Winter.