As the days shorten and temperatures drop, our utility bills are
going to begin to climb. A few small changes can reduce the amount
of energy you use. Here are some tips to help you decrease your
energy consumption and save money on your utility bills.
Put on a sweater and lower you thermostat. Set
your thermostat for between 65 - 68 degrees during the day and
lower it to 62 degrees while you sleep or are at work. If you have
a programmable thermostat, you can set it up now and not have to
worry about lowering and raising the temperature throughout the
Check the weather stripping around your doors and
windows. On a windy day, run your hand around the seams of
your windows and doors to see if you feel any drafts. If you do,
pick up weatherstripping at your local hardware store. You can find
self-adhesive weather stripping.
Egads, the Holidays are fast approaching! Whether you're a professional in the kitchen or just dabble at a few recipes this Holiday season, we can all use some great kitchen tools to get us through it all! So I posed the question to the DealPros: "What is your favorite kitchen tool to get you through the Holidays?"....and here's what they had to say: