Have you noticed lately that the winters are becoming well, colder? Every year the news reports the worst storm humanity has ever experienced. With the rapidly dropping temperatures comes the ever growing cost of keeping warm.
Here are a few energy saving tips to help keep your money in your wallet not leaking out though the cracks under the door.
1.) Turn down your thermostat try to keep it between 67-70 degrees, and bundle up in warm cozy clothes.
2.) Reduce hot water temperatures to normal.
3.) Locate any leaks around windows with caulking.
4.) Let in the Sun! Open up those shutters and drapes, and utilize this natural energy source.
5.) Move furniture around in the winter, so that your seating areas are near internal walls away from drafty doors.
6.) Keep it simple by turning off lights in rooms you are not in.
7.) Unplug unused appliances.
8.) Put your computer monitor to sleep when you are away.
9.) Drafty doors? Make a draft snake, Just place an old rolled up bath towel under a drafty door, or make one by cutting a long rectangle long enough to cover the bottom of the door. Sew all the way around, but leaving a small hole to flip the material inside out, after you have turned inside out fill the small hole with sand or kitty litter. Sew up the hole and TA-DA! Draft Snake. Stick next to the drafty door the keep out that cold.
10.) Do you have wood floors? Throw down a rug and keep your feet cozy.
I hope these tips and tricks help keep you and your family cozy this season.
Consumer Energy Center: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/winter.html
The Green Up Grader: http://greenupgrader.com/26931/5-tips-to-conserve-energy-this-winter/