Fireplaces are awesome. That’s all there is to it. Watching the flames is one of those things that folks like me can do for hours. Wood’s cheaper to get a hold of than the electricity that you’re using to heat the house, and having the fireplace going adds a certain ambiance to places. Building a
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After you’re done cooking using the oven, leave the oven door open after you’ve turned it off. It’s got to cool down anyway, and you’re not using any additional power. If your living space is hooked up to the kitchen, you can warm the area without any extra hassle, and you can have the great
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Shades that you place on the cars can also be used on the windows that you’ve got. It provides a little extra boost in the energy efficiency, and they’re not too terribly hard to install. You can get this at the home improvement stores for fairly cheap, or you might be able to make a
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Lighter colored decorations will make your home feel more cheery, as well as act as a little bit more insulation on the walls. Granted, it’s not that much, but any little bit that you can use to keep the heat and cold inside of your house instead of seeping through the walls is delightful.
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When it comes down to heating your house, the real truth of the matter is that you want to keep yourself warm. You figure that the cat has fur, and that the basement when you’re not in it doesn’t need to be heated. So, electric blankets around the feet work just fine for making sure
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This works under the same principle as only heating the room that you’re in. Space heaters don’t use as much electricity as heating the entire house, and you can get a little more directional with them.