Saving Cold Hard Cash During Cooldowns
When it comes to comfort, most people are willing to spend a little more to stay warm, but it might not be necessary with a few changes around the home.
Whether you have a lot, a little or no money at all to spend, there are ways to save money on your electric bill.
If you want to make a long term investment there are some key areas to look at.
Adding insulation runs about 1500 dollars, replacement windows can run between 6 to 8 thousand and switching out a furnace can cost as much as 10 thousand.
Weatherstripping, caulk and heavier drapes can be purchased for as little as 50 dollars and can put a dent in your utility bill.
If you don't want to spend money to save money, turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees.
Each degree above costs an extra four percent on your bill.
If 68 sounds too cold, Gainesville Regional Utilities suggests wearing layers and adding extra blankets.