7 Ways to Keep Warm Without Turning up the Heat

Friday, October 04, 2019 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

They are calling for snow this weekend in Southwestern Ontario. We have had quite a few cold days already. Over the years I have tried a few things to cut costs and save on our heating bill. A little background - our house is over 160 years old and I don't like to keep my house really warm I have my thermostat set to 19.5c/67f. Here are a few things that have helped my family keep our costs down over the years. 

Winterize your windows - I live in an old house and find some of our windows very drafty, two of them in particular right now it is not in our budget to replace them so we winterize them with plastic over the top of them to keep the cold out and the heat in our house. 

Clean your furnace filters - Keep clean filters in your furnace helps maintain the efficiency of the furnace. 

Use your fan - Switch the direction of your ceiling fan and put it on a low speed so it can push the hot air from the ceiling back down. 

Grab a blanket - We have a few comfy blankets we keep in our living area to snuggle under to keep warm on the cooler nights. 

Hot drinks - Are perfect for warming you from the inside out. Grab a coffee or cup of tea. 

Layer up - Keep a sweater handle and dress in layers so they can be added and removed as the temperature changes in the house. 

Let the sunshine in - As soon as the sun comes up for the day I open all the curtains so the sun can warm up our house and when it sets I close them to keep the warmth in the house. 

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What are some things you do in the winter months to reduce heating costs?