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Winter: Save on Energy, Heating and Money

The price of energy is climbing and if you live on the East Coast, then you might find yourself dreading the colder seasons. Sure, there might be a couple Energy rates in New York and other places that will give you a decent price, but most of the time, when winter hits, we find ourselves turning up the heat and emptying our wallets. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be this way and there are a few things you can do in your home to help save energy and money during the colder months.

Part of the reason we pay so much in energy bills during the winter is that we find ourselves doing more to keep warm – turning up the heat, taking longer and hotter showers, etc. The reason for this is mostly because heat is escaping from the home and cold air is finding its way in through the windows and doors. Below is a short list of things you can do to conserve both your heat and your energy.

1. Window seal
This can be bought in most hardware stores and seals your window with a thin sheet of plastic to conserve heat.

2. Close curtains
Closing drapes can help keep the hot air in your home and stifle the flow of cold air – especially if your window has a draft.

3. More layers
Most clothing and blankets will help you conserve your body heat.

Doing these things can not only help you conserve heat, they can make the temptation to crank up the heat less appealing.