Winter is coming, and I am sure that many of you are thinking about heating costs. There is no doubt that there is a need for heating, especially in certain places. But there is also no doubt that there are things that we can do in order to lessen the need for heating. By following these tips, you can save on heating costs AND contribute in your own way to the environment’s cause.
Check your windows.
I have heard so many stories about people closing their windows but not really checking to make sure they are sealed tight. This is an often overlooked fact, but an important one. If your windows are merely shut, but not sealed, hot air can still leak out. You can imagine just how much energy you can waste by not sealing your windows shut!
Use that oven!
Well, not as a heater per se, but the idea is to spend more time in the kitchen cooking – using the oven – and enjoy the by product of a warmer environment. Anyone who has stayed in the kitchen preparing a meal for hours will know how hot it can get in there. Instead of going out for meals this winter, why not spend more time in the kitchen? You’ll not only save on heating but on dining expenses as well!
Engage in more physical activities.
Stay put in front of the TV and you’ll notice just how cold it is in a few minutes. Why not keep moving by playing games on the Wii or tidying up the house? The idea is to not stay still for extended periods of time – you’ll be warmer for it.