Winter is a constant struggle in terms of determining how to stay snug with heating their home while balancing a budget. More often than not, their temperament on the topic is hot and cold.
Some systematically set their thermostat at a specific degree, and stand pat on that numeric figure without fail. The flip side is adopting a mentality that fleece blankets and "Snuggies" fit the bill in the absence of heat.
A healthy mix probably should entail keeping the temperature at a reasonable number, or a little lower, and implementing few tricks to tame the high cost of heating your home.
Something as rudimentary as flipping on a ceiling fan to push the warm air down from the ceiling to the middle part of the room is enough to save plenty of cash during the colder months. Even easier than turning on the ceiling fan is going around to each room and closing the shutters, drapes or blinds to help keep the heat inside the home, rather than have it migrate out the windows.
And speaking of windows, when was the last time you had them replaced? If you're struggling with old windows in the house, and don't have $5,000 to replace them, you may want to insulate them as a precaution.
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