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Reduce your water heating bills in winter?

We know that water heating bills go higher with increasing cold. We use heavy electrical appliances as the water heating, water heater and many more.  Heating bills can grow higher depending upon the size and age of your home and offices. We Toronto Plumbers are here to assists you to reduce heating bills. Some tips to reduce heating bills are;

There are a number of free things you may take to assist in the reduction of your water heating bill.
Bundle up
Allow the sun to warm things up.
Turn the Thermostat Down.
Close off Unused Rooms.
Cook or Bake at Home.
Ensure that all doors and windows are securely shut.
Prevent heat from escaping from your ducts.

The concept that it is cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a lie, according to experts at the Energy Saving Trust. According to the Energy Saving Trust, having the heater on all day wastes energy, therefore it’s preferable to heat your home only when you need it. When you’re at home in the winter, the ideal thermostat temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. While 68 degrees is an excellent room temperature when you’re awake at home, Energy.gov suggests reducing it when you’re asleep or away.

Turning your heat on and off is inefficient since your system will have to work extra hard and for an extended period of time to bring the temperature back up. In the winter, you can conserve electricity by setting the thermostat to 68°F when you’re awake and lower when you’re asleep or away from home.

What in my house consumes the most electricity?
Air conditioning and heating account for 46% of the total.
14 percent of the time is spent boiling the water.
Appliances account for 13% of the total.
9% of the room is lit.
TV and Media Equipment accounted for 4% of the total.

It is recommended that you put your thermostat down 7-10 degrees lower than what you normally have it set at at night and when you are away. According to the US Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% on heating costs every year by doing so. When it comes to drastically lowering your thermostat, proceed with caution.

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Buy a portable water heater

Portable water heaters are ideal for use while camping, RVing, or even at home as a backup or replacement for your home’s heater. Furthermore, portable water heaters are inexpensive and have a long service life.

Is it possible to replace a water heater on your own? The quick answer is yes, for the most part. If electrical adjustments are required, many building jurisdictions may allow you to make the changes yourself if it is your own home, while some jurisdictions may require the work to be done by a licensed electrician.

Buy a portable water heater which you can carry easily one place to another in-house. Put the space heater in the place where your family gathers like the living room. The rest of the house will be cooler but you will feel heat enough. This helps you to save 3% of your heating cost.

Cover windows and doors with plastic film

Windows and doors account about 25% of heat loss in homes. Just covering the windows and doors with plastic film helps to reduce heat loss of home. Plastic Films are cheaper than other your heating costs.

But we need to be careful about the problems too.Leaks near windows can cause suffocating drafts and energy waste. If they extend over the woodwork, they can also remove air leaks surrounding the window, and the extra layer of plastic offers another layer of insulating air to reduce heat loss through the window.

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Tune up the furnace and gas fireplace

When you get tune-up furnace and gas fireplace helps you to cut up your heating bills.  A good and clean furnace is efficient in protecting bills. The tune-up includes a furnace or fireplace inspection, preventative maintenance and identifying parts that may need to be repaired or replaced. This tuning-up helps to minimize your bills.

Turn the thermostat down and the fireplace up to heat the area of the house where you spend the most time (usually the great room or basement). This keeps those rooms warm and comfortable while saving money on heating costs for rooms that aren’t in use.

Use sunlight to heat your rooms

When the sun is bright during days you can open the window so that sunlight easily enters the room. During evening hours you can slow the heat loss by closing the window covered.

Large sun-facing windows, stone floors, and brick walls are being used in the construction of newer homes to assist absorb and retain heat from the sun. Leave your blinds and curtains open if your home has well-insulated windows to let the sun in and naturally warm the air within.

Always keep heating register clear

Warm air blowing out of the heating register needs a clear path to provide sufficient heating in the room. Thus when you cover registers with your sofa or mat then heat flow will be slower. In order to cut your heating bill, arrange the room in a proper way and let register is not covered.

Closing the vents isn’t going to help. Closed registers, instead of assisting the air conditioner in cooling more efficiently, force the same quantity of air through other ducts. This increases system pressure, making your HVAC system work harder to circulate air where it is needed.

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