How can I save money on my gas bills?
A while back, I did a post, "How can I save money on my electric?" With the unseasonable cold snap we're experiencing in Central Florida recently, I thought it might be a good idea to focus on how you can save money on your gas bills, especially if you heat with natural gas.
Lower the inside temperature when heating. Seems obvious, but it really is true. Wear warm clothes and socks when in the house. Layer what you're wearing to stay warm. Add an extra blanket or two to your bed. If you do these things, lowering the temperature won't be as noticeable.
If you have a programmable thermostat, figure out how to use it! This is something I've recently done and it really does make a difference. When no one is at home, drop the temperature down a bit. Before everyone arrives back at home, raise it up to a level you're comfortable with. If you've added an extra blanket to your bed, think about dropping the temperature down a bit at night while you sleep.
Take advantage of heat that you already have in your home. When you cook a meal, you'll have the heat from cooking.
Take advantage of the sun during the daytime hours. Open the curtains / blinds on the sunny side of your home when it's bright and sunny outside.
Make sure you're windows and doors aren't leaking out the heat you have. A trip to the hardware store for weather stripping can make a difference on helping you not lose heat in the colder months.
Try to run your gas appliances less. Wait until you have a full load of laundry to wash and dry. When washing clothes, use cold or warm rather than hot.
Replace the filter in your heating unit monthly. If yours can't be replaced, it can probably be cleaned.
Lower your hot water heater temperature a bit. Make sure you keep it warm enough for showers, but dropping it down may not be noticeable.
Interested in other money saving tips? Take a look at, "how can I save money now that I'm renting," for more ideas on how to save money. Have a great weekend! Please follow along or subscribe to our blog at https://www.leesburg4rent.com/blog if you are finding our tips helpful - maybe share them with others. Our posts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday deal with issues for renters and landlords. On Monday and Wednesday, we focus on fun things to do here in Lake County Florida.
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