2. A programmable thermostat is another way to lower your bills, and it may already be in your home but not in use. If your thermostat can be programmed, set the temperature for day and night and for when you are or are not home. That way, you won’t be cooling or heating an empty house.
3. An inflatable chimney damper can reduce heat loss and downward drafts from your fireplace. It can be purchased online or at your local hardware store.
4. Insulating your water heater can reduce energy loss by about 25-45 percent, adding up to savings every month.
5. Replacing your air filter can help your furnace run as cleanly and efficiently as possible, helping reduce both your energy bill and strain on the unit.
These five simple fixes are easy enough not to require a professional and can help save money on your bills every month. Maybe they’ll even inspire some money saving fixes of your own!