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Weatherproofing Your Home

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Weatherproofing Your Home

The cold is upon us, and it’s tempting to turn the thermostat up. Heat can get expensive, though, especially in larger homes, and there are some things you can do to help cut your utilities cost this winter.

1) Bundle up!

This may seem obvious, but investing in a cozy robe, a heavy blanket, or footie pyjamas can go a long way towards keeping you comfy. If you can set the thermostat one or two degrees lower, you’ll save a lot more over the next few months.

2) Insulation

Is your home insulated? You can save a lot on heating bills if your walls hold heat better. Good insulation can make a lot of difference!

3) Smart thermostats

Consider investing in a smart thermostat that can keep the heat lower while you’re at work and higher when you’re at home. By programming it with variable times, you’ll never waste money heating an empty place again!

4) Door stops and weatherstripping

By weatherstripping windows and doors, and blocking the holes such as the space beneath doors, you can stop heat from escaping. This, along with insulation, will help your house hold heat longer, meaning you’ll need to use less of it. Take the time to seal and caulk any possible openings in your home so you don’t waste money heating the great outdoors.

5) Portable Heaters

Portable heaters are great for a small household because you can control where the heat goes, and how much. As long as you remember to turn it off before you leave the room, it’s a great money-saver, similar to using fans in the summer.

Stay warm this winter!

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