Winter heating doesn’t have to be so lavish

There are plenty of ways to achieve the same results.

This is something that I try to remind myself of on a near bi-weekly basis. Often, I get caught up in attempting to labor through something without absolutely thinking it through in order to consider the entire picture. So when I kept trying to save on Heating and A/C heating during the Winter and failing, I had to absolutely take a step back and thing it through. I was approaching the reduction of my heating costs as though by a piecemeal strategy. Well really, there was no real strategy at all and that might have been my first clue. I then went about making a list of changes and ideas on just how to get the heating bill down regularly and significantly. I started with the Heating and A/C equipment. Having heating service done in the fall ensured the gas furnace was laboring at its most efficient. Next, I made sure the beach house was sealed tight. I changed all the weather stripping and added plenty of modern insulation. I even used a temperature gun to check the outside of my beach house for Heating and A/C heating leaks. Then I made sure I knew how to program the thermostat so it could have consistent settings throughout the day and night. With just this amount of effort, I saved well over 20 percent on my heating costs last winter. That’s consistent and significant savings for the entire winter. Just doing a little bit of planning and then committing to that idea absolutely made all the difference in my attempt to get heating savings.