Well, the winter season has officially come knocking on our doors here in the southern states. With the wintry weather being spread from our state of Texas all the way to the Carolinas, it looks to be a pretty bleak winter.
But are you one of those who takes the changing of the seasons fairly serious? If you are always looking for ways to reduce your energy intake as well as saving some money, winter is one of those seasons where the pendulum can swing either way when it comes to saving (or spending) a lot of money and energy.
There is a great article from RisMedia that discusses several great tips for keeping your costs and your energy levels down for the winter months, ranging from things you can do around your home to things you can do when you’re “on the go.”
If you’re looking to winterize your home for the remainder of the winter season, here are a few tips to be sure to include in the process:
- Plug up leaks to the outside — Cold air is always trying to find a way into your home during the winter, so seal up those leaks by using caulk or weather stripping in order to keep the heat in and the cold out.
- Do-it-yourself home audit — check your entire house for any minor adjustments that can be done to keep the heat in and the cool out, which can include checking window sills, doorways and even your attic.
- Use your curtains and blinds to your advantage — depending on which way your house faces, keep your blinds and curtains open during the day to let the sun naturally heat your house, then close those same blinds at night to keep that heat in.
Of course, there are quite a few more pointers to be sure to include when getting your house ready for the colder weather, but those mentioned above are great starters when it comes to actually preparing your home. You can view the rest of the suggestions by checking out the RisMedia article online.
Are there any other “winterizing” and energy-saving tips you tend to follow each year? Share with us what’s worked for you by leaving a comment on this post!