Money $aving Monday – Move It Around

This is a quick tip – but the recent spate of cold weather here reminded me that, with school starting, we’re headed on our way toward Fall and changing weather.

A simple way to save money on both your heating and cooling bills is to remember that you don’t need to heat or cool the *whole* house.

In our house, along with the 6 month changing of the furnace filter we do a 6 month “changing of the guard” on our air/heating vents.

In cooler months, we close the upstairs vents and open those on the first floor – because heat rises.  Likewise, in warmer times, we open the vents on the top floor and close those on the first floor, because colder air inevitably drifts downward.  If you’re keeping all your vents open, your heating & cooling systems have to do twice the work.  That’s twice the electricity.

It’s a small effort twice a year, but believe me, it saves you bigtime on the energy bill!!

Have a great Monday!

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~ by Lucretia on August 18, 2008.

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