Winter is the time of year when you will really want your living area as warm and cozy as possible, but you might worry about the heating bill that comes along with that comfort. Whether you own or rent your home, these tips for saving money on your heating bill are designed to help make your home as toasty as possible, while saving your hard earned money.
Use the Sun
During the day, open your blinds and curtains to let the sun’s warmth in. The windows facing the east and west will draw in the best rays. In the evening be sure to close them again to keep out the cold.
Increase Heat Register and Radiator Efficiency
Make sure heat registers are un-obstructed by furniture or by window treatments to allow for better heat circulation. To increase radiator efficiency if it is located near an exterior wall, place heat panel … Read the rest
When winter weather is at its worse, many homeowners find themselves staying tuned to the “snow cast” in the weather reports. While fresh fallen snow is beautiful, the task of removing snow and ice from your home and driveway is hard work. These snow and ice removal tips can help make this difficult but necessary job a little easier:
- A good investment would be to consider purchasing a snow blower, because shoveling heavy snow can be both time consuming and put a big strain on your back or even your heart.
- For your engine powered winter and emergency equipment, make sure you consult your owner’s manuals to ensure you are using the correct fuel. It is also recommended that you drain the gasoline tanks when the equipment will not be in use for more than 30 days, as untreated gasoline (without a fuel stabilizer) left in the fuel system may
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