November 12

Snow’s Falling…..Time to Winterize !!!

Sweet winter homeIt finally happened. November 11, we saw our first REAL snowfall. Nothing major… the ground’s too warm still for anything to stick, but the steady snowfall all day long was a not-too-subtle reminder that Old Man Winter is on his way. To me, that’s the cue to get a few simple winterization projects done around the house. Because while I don’t mind the snow, I DO mind a furnace that runs any more than it absolutely has to.

Luckily, it doesn’t take a new efficient furnace or all-new windows to lower heating bills (though those would be awfully nice). A few simple projects can lower energy usage and the associated bills a little bit during the cold winter months.

I wrote a little article about it at GREEN HOME SOURCE if you’d like to learn more. If you’re not interested, I won’t bore you with any more details here, because, well, while saving energy is an important subject, it’s not always too terribly interesting.

One thing I do each year is put some window insulating plastic over particularly drafty windows. It really works, and after 10 years of doing it, I’ve gotten the installation down to a science. It’s easy! This is the stuff I use:

So don’t wait! I don’t want your furnace being overworked this winter, either!!

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Posted November 12, 2013 by in category "Green Living

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