Take It From Me: Save Costs and Increase Comfort By Turning Your Home Thermostat Up (Guest Post)

February 10, 2014

Save Costs and Increase Comfort By Turning Your Home Thermostat Up (Guest Post)

Many homeowners try to save money by wearing extra sweaters and leaving the heat off when they are away. It might surprise homeowners to know that turning the thermostat to a cozy 65 degrees can actually help save money. New Jersey’s Plymouth Rock Energy provides the energy homeowners need at a price that makes sense. Heating your home does more than increase comfort; heating your home can prevent pricy bills during the cold winter months.

A Warm Home Can Save Costs on Plumbing Repairs Due to Burst Pipes

One common issue that can arise in homes during the winter is burst pipes. There have recently been almost record-cold temperatures across the states of New York and New Jersey, and not all plumbing systems are equipped to handle frigid weather. Some expensive repairs that can result from a burst pipe include the following:

Flooded basement.
Water damage to the property.
Mold remediation.

Letting the water drip from the faucet is a good idea. It is also important to keep the thermostat on, and keep cabinets open. It is important not to count on catching the burst pipe in time to turn off the water main before more extensive damage is done. Keep your thermostat above 60 degrees, and take a few extra preventative measures. Save money by avoiding unnecessary plumbing problems, and enjoy a warmer home after a long day at work.

A Warm Home Can Save Money on Other Major Home Repairs Due to Leaking Pipes

Water damage can cause home repairs that often cost thousands. Failure to address a leaking pipe could result in damage to the interior of the home. A few examples of serious issues that can result from continual water damage are listed below: 

Corrosion inside walls can cause an electrical fire.
Corrosion can damage supporting walls and jeopardize the structural integrity of your home.
Standing water in floors and ceilings that can cause drywall to sag or collapse.
Corrosion can rot wooden supporting beams over time.
Sick building syndrome can be a result of mold growing in walls from a leaking pipe.

Leaking pipes can be difficult to detect. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry. Leave the thermostat on to lessen the chances of a pipe leaking due to cold weather. Enjoy living in your home, and lessen the chances of major home repairs at the same time.

A Warm Home Can Help Heal Common Winter Health Problems

Find the gas and electric company that will give you peace of mind when cold weather hits. It is common for individuals to experience slower recovery from the winter flu due to a home that is not comfortable. One of the best ways to combat a virus is to rest and sleep well.

Knock out a cold before it progresses into bronchitis or pneumonia, and do not undergo unnecessary pain and suffering when ill. Also, do not undergo unnecessary pain and suffering when you receive your bills. Stay warm, feel better, and return to work faster by getting the quality sleep you need.

Cold weather and lack of quality sleep can also worsen some of the following common ailments in certain individuals: 

Migraine headaches.
The winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Certain types of arthritis.
Certain forms of multiple sclerosis.

Comfort often leads to better health. It is important not to sacrifice your well-being or the well-being of your family after working with the wrong utility company. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, it is important to know that you and your family will be safe. Save costs on unnecessary medical bills by heating your home.

A Warm Home Can Provide a Warm Homecoming

Many people like to get away for a week or two during the winter. Enjoy your vacation by keeping the thermostat on. Don’t waste valuable vacation time worrying about whether or not the electricity will work in your home. Also, don’t waste time worrying about what condition your home will be in when you return.

Walk in your front door, and feel comfortable in your own home. New Jersey’s Plymouth Rock Energy provides the gas and electric services you need at the right price. Be a savvy homeowner by turning your thermostat up this winter, and save money by reducing the chances of substantial home repairs or costs related to unnecessary medical ailments.

Please feel free to contact Ella Gray at ella.l.gray@gmail.com with any questions that you may have.

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