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Eco-Friendly Solutions

A Little Bit of Green in Your Winter

Time to fight those winter blues by putting some green and eco-friendly solutions into your life. Here’s some tips:

  • Weatherproofing your home - Some simple, and not too expensive fixes.
    • Light an incense stick and hold it near doors or windows to find leaks… then caulk them.
    • Add a storm door.
    • Install weatherstripping around doors and windows or make your own draft blocker.
  • Programmable thermostat - Set it to be at a colder temperature when you aren’t home (Ex. 68°or less), and a warmer temperature when you are. With a programmable thermostat you can set it to warm up the house just before you get home.
  • This tip is something that even I just learned - Change the direction of your ceiling fan to clockwise using the switch on the side of your fan. This will move the warm air that gets trapped around the room.
  • Use heavier drapes or insulated curtains during the winter.
  • Why not bundle up with some eco-friendly blankets?
  • Fight Frost the Natural Way - This might be a little bit more work then most want to do but it’s a great alternative to scraping ice off your window in the early morning before work:
    1. Rub the inside of the glass with a sponge soaked in a combination of water and salt
    2. Dry with a separate clean cloth / microfiber rag.

 

Sources:

6 Eco Friendly Heating Tips for the Winter

Winter Green Ecofriendly Ways Stay Healthy Season

10 Easy Pieces Eco Paints

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