Category Archives: weekend winterizing challenge

December
4 - 2009
November
27 - 2009
November
20 - 2009
November
6 - 2009

Weekend Winterizing Challenge: Night Time Is The Right Time … To Stay Warm

Especially if you have a programmable thermostat, you might find the nights are getting a bit chilly these days. At our house, which is a 1950s brick home with a lot of concrete — “built like a bunker,” according to some contractors, and about as warm as one — we get deeply chilled at night. When we moved into our current home, we began heating our bedrooms with space heaters on cold winter nights. That meant that we could turn the furnace down at night (we use a programmable thermostat that does the job for us). However, the space heaters also made our electricity use jump from 450 kilowatt hours during a summer month to 789 kilowatt hours during October 2005.

October
30 - 2009
October
23 - 2009
October
23 - 2009
October
16 - 2009

Links to ALL Weekend Winterizing Challenge posts!

Week 1 – Cheap Thrills on renters’ window insulation and Cheap Like Me (and sign up here) Week 2 – Cheap Like Me on caulking & replacing windows; more tips & links Week 3 – Cheap Thrills on making your own bedwarmers. I wrote about bubble wrap & an energy calculator. Week 4 – Cheap Like Me lays out the electric blankets to stay warm. Week 5 – Cheap Thrills looks into bright ideas for saving energy on light bulbs. Week 6 – Cheap Like Me takes on greening holiday lights with LED bulbs – and a few other green holiday tips — and see Cheap Thrills’ take here.