5 ways to spend less on heating and cooling
Turn the heat or air conditioning down.
Sounds obvious, but even turning down (or up) your thermostat by just a couple of degrees can save you a few bucks. Or, let your smart thermostat figure out the optimal energy-saving temperature for your home.
We’re a fan of fans.
Attic fans, whole-house fans, box fans – all of these are great options to cool the house down during those few hot days Oregon gets without spending a lot on air conditioning.
Seal air leaks and insulate your home.
Weatherizing can cut a good chunk off of your heating or cooling bill (up to 20%). By the way, you might even qualify for free help with weatherization.
Consider a heat pump.
If you have electric heat and some extra cash, a high-efficiency heat pump could cut your heating energy use by up to 40 percent. Bonus – you get air conditioning too.
Take advantage of discounts and cash back offers.
Before you buy that smart thermostat or new appliance, check out these special offers and incentives. You could save a bundle of cash on appliances and devices that will make your home more energy efficient – and save you even more money.