Friday, October 9, 2009

Chilly? Put on a sweater, sweetie!

Your grandma was right. If you're cold, put on a sweater before you adjust the thermostat. It's a low cost way to warm up and saves you money. As reported on The Daily Green, for every degree you lower the thermostat, you'll save between 1 and 3% of your heating bill. If you put on a light long-sleeved sweater, you'll add about 2 degrees in warmth, while a heavy sweater adds about 4 degrees. So cozy up and don't touch the thermostat.

I always try to make putting on a sweater a habit (slippers too). I also keep cozy blankets in the family room for watching TV. It's amazing how much warmer you can get with an extra layer or two.

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