Money-Saving Gadget #3Posted: November 1, 2011
I love my space heater. It keeps me warm and allows me to save on electricity. Who could ask for more? Just make sure it’s SAFE. I don’t usually use mine for long…just enough to get the chill out of my bones. I also use a heating pad…which is even cheaper! It keeps me warm, even when my home is only 64 degrees F. I have mentioned before that looking more closely at your utility bill will help save money! We decreased our bill from $160 (july) to $39 (august). I realize that heating/cooling is directly affected by season, but you can still DECREASE your monthly bill by analyzing your habits. Here a couple of questions you should ask.
1) Do you put on a sweat-shirt BEFORE turning the heat up? You should because increasing the temperature one degree above the recommended setting could increase your bill by 4%. I found this statistic HERE.
2) Do you adjust the thermostat before going to sleep or leaving the house? Think about using more blankets and LESS heat. This will save you.
I hope this encourages you to look for alternative/additional ways to keep yourself warm!
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