|Not our house, but one on our street.|
Easy ways to cut your heating bill:
~When you feel chilly, warm yourself first, instead of the whole room. Put on a sweater while watching TV (or get up and exercise).
~Put an extra blanket on the bed at night; don't turn up the thermostat. "Experts suggest that the optimal room temperature for sleeping is between 60 and 70 degrees F."
|What could be better than wrapping yourself in this cozy quilt|
on a cold winter's day?
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~Take advantage of heat from the sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at ight to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
~Cover drafty windows: Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on frames or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during he cold winter months. Or install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing.
~Maintain our heating systems. Furnaces: Replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed. Wood and pellet burning heaters: Clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of the appliance with a wire brush periodically to ensure that your home is heated efficiently.
That's just a few suggestions for this week. I will be sharing more green ideas and tips every Sunday, on my Facebook page. Until next time, stay warm!