As we battle the snowy storms outside and ignite the furnaces inside, sometimes keeping a place warm can be a real challenge. If you are the type to pump up the heat, you will probably end the month with heating bills that leave you cold.

There are a number of ways to keep warm inside, without breaking the bank and keeping your bills lower.

Starting from when you go to bed at night – this is a perfect time to turn down the heat. If you have made the wise investment in a duvet or especially warm and comfy blanket, about $100CDN, you will not need that extra heat at night. Sometimes having the place a bit cooler is a benefit once you wake in the morning because the cool air will help you to wake up.

The next thing you do is raise the heat a little once you’re awake, but if you live in a small place you may want to invest in a spot-heater. Many stores have them for about $40CDN, where they can basically warm up a small space you may be centralized in and cut down on the cost of heating the whole home.

Something else many people don’t remember is that if you’re going to be out of the house for most of the day, keep the heat low. This will save on your bills as well.

When you’re home, doing things like turning on the oven, drinking warm liquids, keeping a blanket around you and wearing a robe will all help to keep you warm, the heat down and your bills lower.

Other things to remember, if you live in an apartment – sealing the windows to keep the draft out can greatly reduce the amount you need to turn the heat up. Making sure your home is well-insulated can also decrease the amount of money you actually spend on heating bills.

With these tips, you can end up with heating bills that are as low as $25CDN a month, depending on the size of your home. It’s also good for our resources to use as little energy as you can.

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