If you’re trying to save money on your heating bill this winter, I’d suggest bundling up . . . even if you’re indoors!
My husband was raised in Oregon, while I was raised in Florida. You’d think I’d be colder during the north Virginia winters, right? But that’s not the case. He enjoys walking around the house in shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter. I, on the other hand, can rarely be found in December through March without fleece sweats and a pair of socks–sometimes two pairs of socks!
Our clothing choices are a primary reason why the temperature in our home is 2-6 degrees colder when I control the thermostat in the winter as opposed to when he has control of the thermostat. My wearing warmer clothes ensures that our heater runs less during much of the day when I am at home and he is not.
Bundling up also includes keeping warm in other ways that don’t involve a heater. I have several afghans around my living room for covering up while watching TV. I also have a quilt that my cousin’s mother-in-law made, a warm one that has an actual blanket inside the quilt. When my husband was in the Navy, I spent two winters underneath that quilt with the thermostat set to 60. As I type this post, I am under that quilt with the heater turned off despite temperatures dipping into the lower 30’s. When I head to bed in a few minutes, I’ll take it with me.
In short, to save money on your heating bill, bundle up even when you’re in your home.
How Do You Keep Warm?
What do you do to keep warm for less during the winter? Let me hear from you in the comments!