November is a great month – the holidays are just around the corner, which means, we get to visit more often with family and friends, especially ones who live a great deal away. The colder weather is fast approaching, which makes us want to get comfy in our homes. Since we are not polar bears, we will want to keep warm in the upcoming winter months. I have included a list of helpful tips and reminders for you this month that will help you save money on your energy bill, while staying warm and cozy! I hope these tips help you, as much as they helped me.
Light A Fire: If your home has a fireplace, this is an easy solution to adding extra heat into your home without adding to your energy bill. The fireplace is capable of warming an entire room, and you and your family can relax at home comfortably without touching the thermostat!
Set The Timer: By programming your thermostat to reach a lower temperature while you’re out of the house or sleeping can save you a lot of money. The reasoning behind this is, it’ll ensure that your house stays at the comfortable temperature you like at all times.
No Leakages: Go around your home and check that all of the windows and doors have no drafts or any places where air can escape. Weatherizing your windows and doors is a beneficial, yet simple task that can be performed. You can find all of the materials you need at your local home improvement store.
Closed and Opened: During the day time hours, try to keep your blinds, curtains or other window coverings opened. This will allow your home to absorb all of the warm afternoon sunshine and is an effective way to heat your entire home! When it hits dusk, don’t forget to close all of the window coverings up to keep in all of the heat.
Installation Time: If you have a pesky window or two in your home that feels drafty no matter what you? I’ve got the solution! Consider installing tight, insulated shades to those particular windows. You’ll be surprised what a little bit of extra insulation can accomplish!