With the recent harsh winter storms sweeping through the U.S., American’s gas bills are heating up to costly amounts. ShopRTO posts its top ten tips to keeping a warm home without breaking the bank.
Check the sealing in key spots. A warm home means a sealed home. Heat and air conditioning is wasted through windows seals, outside doors, cabinets and attic hatches. Inspect those spots and seal appropriately.
Check the attic insulation. Attic insulation should be at the same level with the joists. Add some if need be but insulation doesn’t need to be higher than the floor joists. Use the Energy Star tips regarding DIY sealing and insulation.
Close vents in those rooms that are not used often. Many rooms are rarely used thus wasting valuable energy and money. Closing vents in those rooms will save money significantly.
Some simple tips ShopRTO recommends include wearing thick, wool socks. A person’s body doesn’t feel as cold when their feet are warm.
Place a rug down on hardwood or tile floors. Rugs help insulate the cold floors and leaves something warm under the feet.
Close shades on the shady side and open the blinds on the sunny sides.
Use the oven for the meals as the oven heat warms up the room and use blankets when sitting or laying around for long periods of time such as watching TV or sleeping.
ShopRTO’s best tips, though, are “hot cocoa“, “snuggling with the kitty cat or puppy dog,” and if that’s still not enough, “move to Florida.”
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