This is part fifteen of the Ways to Save Money Series. Now that we're on the topic of keeping warm in your home (see Blocking Off Unused Rooms), let's look at a way to keep your body warm while you're hanging out in your home. In our home, we … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #15: Wear Socks or Slippers at Home
This is part fourteen of the Ways to Save Money Series. Now that I work from home one day per week due to school, I can't just have the heat down to our normal daytime temperature or I would be very uncomfortable. But running the furnace at our … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #14: Block-Off Unused Rooms
Tip #12 of the Ways to Save Money Series is a short and simple one. To save money on cooling your freezer (and refrigerator), keep your freezer as full as possible. This technique is actually called "freezer blocking" and people have made it into a … [Read more...] about Ways to Save #12: Fill Up the Freezer
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Since our house was built over 60 years ago, it gets a little drafty. The last owners did some major work on the house (new windows, roof and siding), but didn't update any of the insulation in the walls or upper ceilings of the original part of the … [Read more...] about Weekend Project: Insulation and Ventilation Work
It's July 31st, and we haven't paid an electric bill since April 5th. It's been almost 4 months since we sent a check to Pepco. Because we have a pool, we must have a 6 ft privacy fence and a locked gate. Unfortunately, our power meter is inside … [Read more...] about Estimated vs Actual Readings: It’s an expensive month