After a hot summer, temperatures are finally dropping—and winter is just around the corner. Grab a coffee or a hot apple cider, put on your favorite flannel, and cuddle up to your sweetie because we’ve got you covered when it comes to the best tips for keeping toasty indoors.
Take advantage of winter sun. Yes, there is sun, even in Oregon winter! When it’s
shining, be sure to open south-facing window curtains, drapes, and blinds during the
day, so the sunlight can naturally heat your home. Close window coverings at night
to keep the heat in.
Cover drafty windows. Tape a do-it-yourself, clear, plastic film to the inside of
your window frames. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame. Installing
window treatments, such as blinds, drapes, or shades, can also help reduce heat loss.
Adjust the temperature. Set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you’re
not home to use less energy and lower utility bills. Lowering the temperature
slightly at night and adding an extra blanket to the bed keeps the whole family extra
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