3 reasons your energy bills go up during winter

Winter is just around the corner, bringing with it months of cold and unpleasant weather. The only thing more predictable than snow during winter is the fact that your energy bills will soar as this year closes out and the new one begins.

This is largely attributed to the fact that you will have to increasingly rely on your heating system to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature. While that is certainly a large factor, it is not the only reason. This blog post will delve into the most common reasons for sky-high energy bills during the winter.

Here are a few of the most common reasons:

  • Cold climate: As we said above, this the biggest factor when it comes to rising heating bills. When the weather outside turns frightful, you want the interior of your household to remain cozy and warm, which means turning up the heat. This leads to higher bills at the end of the month.
  • Limited options: The EPA is working to protect the environment, which can often take its toll on your bank account. Natural sources of energy – such as gas – are still being developed, though eliminating other unclean sources can lead directly to a spike in your bills.
  • No proper insulation: Just because you have to rely more on your home's internal systems doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. If your home is insulated correctly – in the walls and with energy-efficient windows – the heat in your home will be trapped and go farther to keep you comfortable.

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