Winter is here already; it’s no longer news. We’re getting to the period when we remember the rectangular thermostat controls in our house. However, the amount of heat you need might be too much for your roommate, resulting in arguments. What if we told you there was a way to get adequate heat for everyone in the house without adding extra bills? That’s what this article will explore.
It’s not all about counting the hours
Most people believe that reducing the number of hours they heat their homes is the ultimate way to reduce heating bills. While this might have some effect, there is a more significant way.
Instead of counting the hours, you can reduce your bills more significantly by turning down your thermostat by about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Trust us, you’ll soon get used to 18 degrees Celsius room temperature.
You can always ‘hack’ it
By ‘hack’ it, we don’t mean making a complicated or technical change to your thermostat, so don’t fret. We’re talking about addressing other significant factors contributing to your home’s warmth.
For instance, if your room has a slight draft, your body tends to feel warmer even when the heat in the room isn’t much. Similarly, less moisture can make a room feel warmer. So we recommend getting a dehumidifier for less humidity and more warmth.
What about those unused rooms?
Of course, keeping unused rooms in your home cool seems like the most reasonable thing to do. After all, the heat going to these unused rooms seems unnecessary to your heating bill. But is it the best?
While it sounds counterintuitive, leaving your unused rooms cool isn’t always the optimum choice. This is because these cool rooms will ‘absorb’ the warmth from warmer parts, reducing the heat in your home. It’s best to warm unused rooms to a low extent.
Thermostats can’t do it all
Speaking of appliances that people exploit in the home, thermostats top the list. Many of us expect total warmth and comfort without fulfilling our end of the bargain. How do you ‘assist’ the thermostat when your roommate doesn’t want a higher temperature and you’re still cold?
You could opt for electrically heated garments and blankets to keep yourself warmer. This would save you from ‘thermostat fights’ and unnecessarily high heating bills. These options can serve as a form of ‘supplement’.
All things smart and beautiful
From smartphones to smart TVs, many smart devices and gadgets offer top-notch services; thermostats are no exception. There are different types of smart thermostats with many useful features.
These smart thermostats sense when no one is at home, when a window is open, and your general heating rhythm to optimize your utility bill. Aside from the ease of control, smart thermostats manage your home’s overall heating.