Everyone is asking how long can it be this cold? Well Mother Nature is the one calling the shots so if you can get through to her be sure to share the news. Until the cold weather breaks there are a few things you can do to keep it warm in our home and save on the high heating costs. Here are a few helpful hints….
Use fans wisely. In just one hour, a hard-working bathroom or kitchen fan can expel a houseful of warm air, according to the Department of Energy. Turn them off as soon as they’ve done their job.
Keep the fireplace damper closed when not in use. Heat rises, and an open damper is like a hole in the roof. Also, limit use of the fireplace, since fires actually suck heat from a room. Close off seldom-used rooms. And shut the vents inside.