The techniques used to save energy in the fall and winter are different from those used in the rest of the year. We got our first big load of snow this week, and the temperatures are supposed to say cold for quite a while. Hopefully, these winter energy-saving tips can save you warmth and money for the rest of this winter. As they say, a neighborhood that is sustainable together stays together.
DIY SOLAR ENERGY
Use the sun’s heat by opening south-facing window curtains during the day and closing them at night to keep the heat in.
FIND THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE
Keep the heat as low as you find comfortable. Put on your warmest clothes instead of turning up the heat, it’s a great way to show off your favorite ugly sweaters! Getting a programmable thermostat is another way to create a sustainable heating system for when you are out of the house.
GET SOME INSULATION
You can save hundreds of dollars a year by investing in inexpensive insulation and covering places where heat can escape, like doors and windows.
If you want more winter energy tips, click here to learn 10 ways to cut your energy bill in the winter.