How to Lower your Electricity Bills This Winter

Winter is coming, and the Quebec winter season is not known for being forgiving. We know that staying warm and getting to work without freezing are your top priorities, but saving money on your bills is something that people are always thinking about. Heating bills certainly jump to mind but knowing how to lower your electric bills this winter can put a lot of money back in your pocket when it is all said and done, especially since so many of us have electric heaters. Here are some of the best tips from our pros here at Gavin Electric.

Use as much natural light as you can

This goes for all year round, but since light is at a premium when the sun doesn’t shine much, it is even more important in the winter time. This might not help those people who are out all day, but when you are home it is best to leave your curtains open for the light as well as the heat that comes in from the sun’s rays.

It is tempting to want to bask in the warmth that your modern electric heater brings, but a lot of us turn it on when it isn’t necessary. During the day when the sun is out, keep the windows open and use the natural warmth.

Get a programmable thermostat

These can save you upwards of a hundred dollars or more. By programming a set schedule, you can tell your system when to use more or less energy, and even have it adjust to certain schedules. You could set it to work only on the weekends when you are home more or only in the mornings. They work wonders for your wallet.

Avoid space heaters, wear layers

Space heaters are a favourite of people looking to stay warm. Plug it in, sit next to it, and let it get you all warm and toasty while you watch a movie. Thing is that electricity starts to add up over time. They might seem like a good idea because you are only heating one room instead of the house, but wouldn’t it be better to not heat any rooms if you don’t need to? Sweaters and socks go a long way and so does a blanket. Don’t waste energy when it isn’t necessary.

We are all looking forward to the spring months, and getting through the winter in one piece should be priority number one. But saving money on your bills should always be at the top of the list. Here are some tips on how to save money on your electrical bills this winter from Montreal’s leading electrical contractor. Keep yourself warm and your bank account happy.


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