Most of the country is in a deep freeze at the moment. Here in New England, we’re looking at temperatures in the teens, and we were hit by a Nor’easter last week. If your town is above freezing right now, you’re in the minority. Heck, the Midwest has temperatures below zero today! Winter has only just begun, but I’m ready to call it quits and hide under a blanket until Spring. All this cold weather can really make a dent in your budget with the spike in your heating bill. But as long as the sun is shining, there is a way to save energy and stay warm.
So how do you save money and reduce your heating bill?
Open up your curtains!
That’s right. Don’t turn your home into an ice cave this winter. If you let that sunlight in, you can save energy and money on your heating bill. Open curtains and shades on South facing walls to let the solar rays heat those rooms. Additionally, if you have heavier curtains, closing them when it’s dark will help keep the heat in.
Friday January 10th, 2014 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! How do you stay warm on a budget?