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Stay Warm This Winter While Saving Money

Updated on June 17, 2013

Stay warm this winter while saving money on your energy bills. Invest instead in adding more insulation and buying energy saving products. All this will repay you by lower energy cost for years to come. Check all of your appliances and even your lamps. Replace any that are old and anything that uses excess energy. Unplug appliances when not in use. A plugged up device will continue to use energy, even when turned off.

Add extra insulation in your attic. This is one of the best ways to save money this winter. Whether you add a blow in type or insulation blankets, it must be done right. Improperly installed insulation can draw moisture which can lead to mold, something your house does not need. Seal off any cracks to keep fibers from infiltrating the living area. This could lead to possible future health problems including respiratory problems and skin irritant.

Buy an Eden Pure type heater to supplement your furnace. These are economical to run and supply a good amount of heat, enabling your furnace to stay off longer this winter. They are safe to the touch, will heat up to 1000 square feet, and will blend in with your furniture decor. The prices are continuing to drop, so shop around first before you buy. Saving money is always a good thing.

Take advantage of the sun during winter. Open curtains to let the sunshine in and close them after the sun has moved on. Turn the thermostat down and dress warmer. Play games like ping pong, air hockey, and Foosball that keep you moving while warming you. Invite many friends over and take advantage of body heat. This is like having many mini furnaces for free. However you do it, stay warm this winter because it is a lot better than being cold.

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    • kennynext profile imageAUTHOR

      kennynext 

      6 years ago from Everywhere

      This has been a great winter for me because I work outdoors, and freezing my butt while I work is not really much fub.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Well we are at almost February and no winter to speak of yet but the electric company doesn't know we hardly have the heat on, guess I am going to have to go out and read that meter. I have not seen anyone read my meter in almost ten years, that sure is odd, isn't it? I use to help my dad years ago with insulation and wrapping pipes in tight areas and that fiberglass would do a number on me. I felt like splinters in me for weeks!

    • kennynext profile imageAUTHOR

      kennynext 

      6 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanx Stephanie. Turning the thermostat down and going to the library or other public place is also good. Stay warm by using other's heat.

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      Stephanie Das 

      6 years ago from Miami, US

      These are good tips, I like the one about staying active and inviting friends over to be mini furnaces. In the winter, I always build a fire in the basement fireplace. It is inexpensive to find wood in my area, and it really heats the entire house for hours. I also don't usually let the dogs on the furniture, but when it's cold I put a sheet on the couch and invite them up with me. It works well because they are so huge and have a lot of warmth to spare. Thanks for the great advice!

    • kennynext profile imageAUTHOR

      kennynext 

      6 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting lyricwriter. The less energy used, the better off is the planet

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      up and useful Kenny. You make a key point on insulation. Well done. At this age and time, saving is very important.

    • kennynext profile imageAUTHOR

      kennynext 

      6 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you very much Martha Also eating spicy foods can help warm you up. Have a great week

    • kennynext profile imageAUTHOR

      kennynext 

      6 years ago from Everywhere

      ty guilt free, ping pong is a lot of fun

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      Martha Castillo 

      6 years ago

      Excellen tips thank you.

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      eatingguiltfree 

      6 years ago from Tampa, FL

      my favorite idea is playing ping pong!

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