Dean Martin’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” might be a popular holiday song in some states; unfortunately for the majority of the U.S., it’s a reality. During the holidays, heating costs can become overwhelming. Don’t get stuck in the cold! Here are some energy efficient tips to stay warm while saving money!
Get rid of electric blankets—try using a Micro Plush or Micro Fleece. Prices range from $15 to $50 and can be purchased at stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond or Kmart.
Keep your thermostat low; when extra heat is needed, use an eco-friendly space heater like Honeywell’s Digital Silent Comfort Heater. It’s eco-friendly and quiet, so you don’t have to worry about your heater competing for a voice in your living room conversation.
Program your thermostat with your furnace to adjust the setting while you sleep or no one is home. According to energysavers.gov, you can save as much as 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 percent for eight hours.
Keep your coffee and hot cocoa warm in a in a toxin-free mug. Look for “BPA-free” (free of harmful toxins) travel mugs at places like REI for about $20.
Let us know how you’re using your green filter to stay warm this winter by commenting below.