With the holidays behind us, we still have a few months of frigid temperatures to endure. These cold temperatures may put energy saving in the back of your mind, as you focus on staying warm, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Here are three tips on how to save energy this winter while still staying warm.
Lower your thermostat
By simply lowering your thermostat 2-4 degrees, you can save lots of energy - that means a lower energy bill and less burned coal! We recommend keeping your thermostat to 68 degrees or below. We also recommend programmable thermostats which help you set your heat to lower temps when you're not in the house or asleep.
Before you increase the temp in your chilly house, add a layer! Make use of those winter sweaters, cozy blankets and wool socks, insulate your body, and save energy - while rocking that winter style!.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are lots every year in the United States in energy use due to poor insulation. This is an incredibly easy and affordable solution. Simply go to the nearest home improvement store and pick up some cheap insulation, which can go anywhere in your home where you are losing heat due to lack of insulation. Weather stripping doors and windows is the most effective way to prevent massive heat loss, so start here!