.... I'm thinking of doing it this winter, because there's an awful draft from our bay window in the living room. it's covered by curtains anyway and I usually leave them closed for privacy, so it's not visible on the outside and won't be offensive on the inside either. Aside from that, we keep the furnace set a couple of degrees lower and wear sweaters/socks/slippers/etc in the house.
Rather than using the big oven I'd often cook in the toaster oven if possible, since mine had a broiler setting and it uses way less energy (it's since bit the dust lol but it saved so much money!!)
We switched to HE washer & dryers which made a big difference too.
On the beds, when it's cold I keep the mattress cover, fitted sheet, flat sheet, a blanket, then the comforter on top so we have layers and can use as many/as little as needed. I put an older rolled up blanket (as in doesn't match my living room to use as a throw) along the door to prevent a draft...
We use HE lightbulbs and have flourescent lights in the kitchen and basement. I turn off power bars and leave lights off as much as possible, etc.
We bought 2 blankets to have for when were on sofas, there so thick and lovely material and keep you lovely and warm. Weve turned heating off again as we dont need it with the blankets. Only £10 from ebay so well worth the money
We have our heating on a timer so it goes on for a bit at night and then a bit in the morning. The council replaced our windows so more heat stays in We also keep the doors closed. I turn off the radiator in rooms we aren't in during the day. Our electric is high anyways because DH works from home, but I try to keep lights off during the day and at night, I put them on only in the rooms I'm in.
I think some of my radiators need bleeding... read the previous post on this thread, my question is does water shoot out or just trickle downwards
our front door is terrible, it has a gap down the side of the door (the side it opens) the hall is always FREEZING and to make it worse our daughter door is poorly fitted and has a big gap to the floor which makes her room freezing!
so now im thinking tht i should get her a draught excluder and when i shut her door at night put it there?
i cant do nothing about the door as we private rent and our landlord is rubbish!!!
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