In our last blog post, we discussed getting your home ready for the winter season. In this edition of Brownsburg Plumbing Tips, with winter already in full swing, we’ll talk about different steps you can take around the house to save money on your heating bill – while still keeping toasty.

Below, the Brownsburg plumbing professionals of Westside Plumbing have some money-saving tips for your winter heating bill.

Turn it Down

Don’t waste precious energy or money keeping an empty house warm. By keeping your thermostat at a lower temperature when sleeping or not at home, you can save a lot on your heating bill. By turning the thermostat down just 10 degrees when at work, you can save up to 14% on your next bill. You can always layer up and get cozy on the couch with a blanket while waiting for the house to heat back up.

Water heaters can also be turned down to conserve energy. Most members of the household won’t notice a difference if you reduce the heater’s temperature to around 115-120 degrees. An outdated or malfunctioning water heater can also send winter energy bills through the roof. Make sure yours is in proper working order by contacting a professional before attempting any DIY maintenance.

Low Cost Ways to Conserve Energy

Here’s a quick look at some cheap ways to conserve energy and save money on the heating bill for your Indiana home.

• Winterize windows with insulated film and rubber weather stripping

• Inspect your attic for proper insulation – this can save a lot on heating bills in older homes

• Check water heater and pipes for proper insulation, especially when kept in uninsulated or unheated areas

• Swap out your old showerhead for a water-efficient, low-flow version

• Don’t leave on bathroom or kitchen fans; they can suck the warm air out of a house in no time flat

Hopefully these money saving tips will help you keep winter heating bills at a reasonable level. If you need help getting your home’s plumbing winter-ready, you can count on the Brownsburg plumbing experts of Westside Plumbing. Contact us today at (317) 445-8399, and we’ll be more than happy to get to work for you.

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