Putting off preparing for the coldest season can make it an expensive season too
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2013 -- Residents who live in drafty and cold apartments or homes are likely to bundle up as the winter sets in to a deep freeze. But some, like Robert Cunningham, at the Beaumont Do It Best Hardware see a growing number of individuals who are becoming increasingly desperate to seal off their drafts to avoid the lower temperatures.
"We sell this for most of the winter," Cunningham said, pointing to an indoor window insulation kit that involves blow-drying thin plastic film over window frames. "People put it off and put it off. ... A lot of people will break down and buy it in January."
Cold air often sneaks through gaps and cracks in the doors and windows of a residence. People who fail to get an early jump on weatherization will find it increasingly more expensive to stay comfortable during the cold months.
Whether a person is a renter or an owner of their home, there are available options to make sure that the living space is warmer and more efficient during the coldest season of the year. While some options are more expensive than others, each will have particular drawbacks and benefits that can help the owner stay warm for the holidays.
Strategies such as ensuring the furnace's blower is not on consistently is an important step to saving money while staying warm. Make sure the “auto” setting is ticked on, rather than the “on” setting.
Lowering the thermostat by a simple 2-3 degrees during the day, and four or five degrees at night, will help save sufficient money as the month wears on.
Removal of certain unnecessary items such as second refrigerators or freezers can also help you keep some otherwise spent capital during winter. Even making sure appliances are turned off and unplugged when not in use can save money.
Insulation is another key competent to saving money. By insulating, you spend less time actively heating up the house, and thus spend less money running the heaters.
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