Over the past week, reality has set in around Chicago, the cold weather is moving in. Some of us love it, others despise it, and a few of us fly south for the winter. For those of us who cannot get away we need to find ways to stay warm and comfortable. My wife and I tend to like winter for the snow and holiday season but we are not fans of the bitter cold. So far, forecasters are predicting a particularly bad winter for us so let us check out some ways to stay warm that save you money.
- Open Your Shades- Every morning I open the shades in the house to let light in to warm the house naturally. Be sure to close them in the evening when the sun goes down for additional insulation
- Seal up Drafty Windows and Doors- Weather-stripping or insulation are the more permanent ways to get rid of drafts but seasonal solutions such as a rolled up towel or blanket along the base of the door or the plastic window seal work wonders