So you get your power from green electricity companies and you even make active efforts to recycle in your home – but did you know that there are even more ways you can live an eco-friendly life? The biggest one, and arguably the one that requires the most in the way of lifestyle change, is actively using less energy, especially during the winter months.
We all tend to use more energy during the colder season – more gas to heat our homes and more electricity for our space heaters and heating blankets. But there are ways you can survive the colder months without having to turn up the thermostat or leave the space heater on all night and we will show you how:
1. Better Windows
Even when your windows are closed, cold air can still get in, over time. Some older windows can even be quite drafty. Sure, getting new windows sounds like an expensive investment, and frankly it is, but the amount of money you will save not having to turn on the heat will be worth it.
2. Better Curtains
Some sturdy and thick curtains can do wonders holding back the drafts, especially during particularly windy nights when all that cold air is striking up against your windows.
3. More Layers, Less Heat
By walking around the home with more layers and throwing on a couple more blankets you can conserve your body heat which will make touching the thermostat seem less appealing and save you money.