Winter can wreak havoc on more than your car or home – even your wallet isn’t safe from its icy grip. While there’s nothing we can do to keep the seasons from changing, there are some ways to make winter heating bills more manageable. Today we have a few helpful Kokomo home improvement tips to help you keep your winter utility bill under control.

Below are some tips for keeping winter heating bills at a manageable level from the Kokomo home improvement professionals of Hearn Construction.

Turn Down the Heat: You can save quite a bit of cash each month by just turning down the dial on your thermostat and water heater. Keeping these appliances at a lower setting (especially when you‘re not at home) will save you up to 3% for every degree you go down without a noticeable difference to most users. You can always bundle up on the couch with a cozy blanket and cup of hot cocoa if you get a little chilly at night.

Close Gaps: Any gaps between door or window frames can allow warm air to leak out of your house. Not only will this make your home colder, it’s also a big waste of energy. For small gaps, rubber weather stripping should be enough to create a seal. For major problems, however, it may be time for door or window replacement from an experienced contractor.

More Quick Tips:

• Fans: Don’t leave bathroom or stovetop fans on for longer than necessary – they can suck the warm air out of a room in no time

• Vents: Keep air vents clear of blockages such as rugs, furniture, or pet hair

• Curtains: Have windows facing south? Keep the curtains open during the daytime to let in the warming powers of solar radiation

Follow these tips to keep your winter heating bills from skyrocketing out of control. For more help protecting your home from winter’s icy grip, contact the professionals of Hearn Construction today at (765) 452-2669. As your go-to Kokomo home improvement expert, we’ll be more than happy to get to work for you.