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Three Ways To Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter (And They All Cost Less Than Ten Dollars!)

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Sky-high heating bills can completely undermine your budget in the winter. But so many methods for saving on heating require you to spend money in order to save! Instead of spending hundreds on special insulating curtains or spray foam insulation, try implementing some of these cheap, easy ways to save on heating. They all cost less than $5!

Replace your furnace filter.

If your furnace filter is clogged and dirty, your furnace filter has to work extra hard to push air through it. Replacing yours is sure to reduce your heating bills throughout the season. While there are expensive furnace filters, a simple, disposable fiberglass filter will work just fine in most cases, and these only cost $1 – 2. If you have allergy problems and want to make sure all mold spores are being filtered out of your air, you can splurge on a pleated cotton filter for about $4.

Seal your windows with caulk rope.

Caulk rope is a tacky substance that comes in long strands. It only costs a few dollars per roll (and during the fall, you can usually find it on sale at home improvement stores). It's a better alternative to caulking your windows shut with silicone caulk because when spring rolls around, you can just pull it right off and open the windows easily again. To apply caulk rope, simply peel a strand off of the roll, and use your fingers to push it into the crease between the window and the frame. No more cold air will blow in through your windows, and your heating bills will go down as a result.

Use a door snake.

A door snake is a tube of material that has been stuffed with foam or plush filling. If you place it along the crack where your door meets your floor, your heating bills will go down as less cold air will blow in. Look for cheap door snakes at discount stores and home goods stores. If you cannot find a cheap one, consider buying a few long socks, stuffing them with recycled cotton filling from an old stuffed animal or pillow, and tying them shut. You might have to place two or three in a row to reach across the width of the door, but it will work!

As you can see, you don't have to spend a fortune to save on heating. Follow the tips above, and you'll have a warmer home for less this winter. To find out more, speak with a business like R & B Heating & Air Conditioning.