Keeping the Cold out: Tips to save money on your energy bill (Clark Howard)

Clark Howard has some tips to help keep your home warm and save money at the same time.  Here are several quick DIY ways to save on your energy bill:

-Use natural sunlight for heating when available.

-Put your ceiling fans in reverse during the winter to move rising heat downward.

-Make sure your vents are not blocked by furniture.

-Try zoned heating. Close off rooms and vents in rooms that are not in use.

-Close off your fireplace and the flue on your chimney.

-Consider warming your bed with an electric blanket (?)

-Use a humidifier. Adding moisture helps to make it feel warmer inside…

-Get a programmable thermostat…

-Get a water heater blanket if your unit is over 5 years old.

-Seal drafts around doors and windows using weather stripping or caulking.

-Make sure your attic is well insulated.

-Put plastic film over windows.

http://www.clarkhoward.com/news/clark-howard/environment-energy/12-quick-diy-ways-save-your-energy-bill/ncfPf/

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm