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    This winter has brought record-breaking temperatures all over the U.S. Even places as far south as Florida saw snow, something which only occurs every decade or so. Winters like this can drive your heating costs through the roof, but a few simple steps can make the burden more bearable. How to Save Money on Heating in the Winter
    What ways are you finding that are helping save money on heating this winter?
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    We keep it low and bundle up. I'm wearing my winter cap inside the house as I type.

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    We zone heat
    Got 2 extra blankets on the bed
    Dh has checked that our washable filter for the furnace humidifier is clean. And we are prob. going to replace it and use our 10% off coupon for h. depot
    Layering clothes
    I put dog towels to block the under the door heat loss
    We have ceiling fans to distribute heat (reverse spin from summer)
    And we are on plan for both heat and electric so we watch the cost all year in anticipation of these kinds of winters
    Wear a hat to bed

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    Closed vents into the basement room, we don't use it much in the winter and it is right next to the furnace room so it stays warm enough by itself. This forces more air into the upper half of the house. DH put a towel down to prevent drafts from the garage door.

    Put an extra quilt on the bed this week. We also use an electric blanket so the house can be cooler at night.

    Wearing layers of warm clothes, 2 pair of socks, etc.

    Stocked up on tea, cocoa, etc. so we have plenty of warm drinks.
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    We use a woodstove to save money on propane. Still have the furnace set at 68 but I like it warmer than that so the woodstove works good for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RABBIT View Post
    We use a woodstove to save money on propane. Still have the furnace set at 68 but I like it warmer than that so the woodstove works good for that.
    Do you spend a lot on firewood?
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    I keep furnace turned down as low as i can and plug up small heater in bathroom when getting shower and put on extra layer of clothes and use throw when i set down to watch tv.

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    Cricket - no money is spent on wood. My husband gets all the pallets he wants from work so that is what we use. It's good oak wood. We do spend a couple of days or so cutting and stacking it in the fall though.
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    Landlord is paying for my heat.
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    Heating pads at my back while sitting for long periods of time.
    Long underwear.
    Layers, layers, layers
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    It was down to 19.....Houston isn't use to this.....we have electric heat....thankfully we haven't lost power.....I am staying in.....

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    BWpeg-suck a hard candy before bed and your body will do a "sugar" burn all night. Thats what Boy Scouts do winter camping. If it stays down like this remember to start your car and run it 15 min. so the battery keeps going even if your not running it.

    When I bake w/ my electric stove I crack the door afterwords to take advantage of the heat. (no kids and dogs are trained).

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    Throws on the couch
    Extra blanket on bed plus on my side I actually had a blanket under me. Can't CAN NOT do cold sheets.
    Sweatshirt and sweatpants here and work.
    Oven door open after using oven. Only used the oven a couple times though.
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    Forgot to say I bought PJs this year
    use a table fan above the space heater to spread heat then turn it off before bed
    Flannel sheets
    bought a queen comforter for the "dog couch" for the mastiff. He has bad knees. $30-33%=I wuv him.lol

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