Friday, January 02, 2009

Winterizing Your Home

Milk Your Money has some solid ways to prepare your house for cooler weather and save money while you're at it.

Here are some of the ideas:

*Put up heavy, insulated drapes or window coverings.

*Set your thermostat to 68 degrees, or even lower if you can handle it.  Certainly wear a cozy sweater in the house (I'm usually found in a knit cap and wrist warmers in my apartment.)

*Keep the shades open to let the sun shine in.

*If you can, insulate your windows or get new ones that trap heat. (Storm windows can reduce warm air leaking out by 50%.

*Perform a home energy audit with professionals who can use a blower door and infrared lights to see where air is going and give you a report with recommendations for tightening things up--talk to Natalie in our store for more info on that!

*Clean your dryer vent and vacuum the back of your refrigerator coils to help both run more efficiently.

For more, we've got The Home Energy Diet on our store shelves to help you tighten your energy belt even more.

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