Stay Warm, Save Money

Thanks to global warming many of us here in the Great White North have been able to stave off the cold for a few weeks longer than we’re used to. As we creep closer to January though, it’s good to be prepared for the winter weather that awaits us and the high heating bills that come with it. The Ontario Ministry of Energy has put together a handy energy saving guide titled “Conserve Energy and Save Money.” Not only does it offer a number of handy tips for reducing your heating costs this winter, but it’ll give you some other environmentally friendly money saving tips that you can use all year round.

Heating-related highlights include;

  • Use area rugs on cold floors – if your feet are cold, your body will feel cold.
  • Clean or replace the air filter on your furnace every month to improve efficiency.
  • If you feel cool, put on a sweater rather than simply turning up the thermostat.

You can check out the online version of the guide here, or you can order a print version here.

2 responses to “Stay Warm, Save Money”

  1. Palmetto says:

    I have found that in order to ward against mold and mildew never store or leave a natural fiber rug in an unventilated area. In order afford nice area rugs for your home, you might have to shop in several places to find a bargain that works for you. Area and accent rugs that pull in furniture color and protect floors are some of the best buys you can make to improve the look of your very room. Area rugs that are made of natural fibers brings a modern appeal to your home and adds to the specific style you want. When purchasing a rug you will find that the prices vary; it is important to know that some styles are more valuable than others. More info on this topic can be found at:

  2. Todd Lloyd says:

    Your comments about keeping your feet warm as it relates to how warm or cold the rest of your body will feel are so true.

    I like you like in the great winterland. I am in Michigan. Global warming staved off the snow and now its very “wintery” ,,, 13 inches last weekend alone.

    My wife and I have area rugs placed all through out the house. They add warmth and decor that pleases the eye. I also like the fact that I don’t have to clean under them to frequently. (eh ehhh)

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