Winter is an expensive season, and not just because of the holidays. During the winter months your energy bill can double, but there are ways to avoid that monthly ding in your account. We have a few tips.

The Sun Is Free

That beautiful bright thing in the sky, during the day, is a free and natural way of warming up your home. During the day, you open any curtains or blinds in windows you have facing south to get as much heat as possible. Then close everything back up once the sun lowers to the horizon to trap that warmth.

Bundle Up!

This is a super easy way to keep warm. You can wear those comfy looking, super warm socks you found on sale over summer, or those nice new house slippers with those comfy insoles. Now it's time to pull out those sweaters you stored away during the warm season, and don't forget those soft throw blankets, they'll add a comfortable layer of warmth as well.

Adjusting the Temperature at Night

By adjusting you thermostat at night to a lower temperature, while your all snuggly tucked in bed, you can keep from losing warm air from your home. Which means less power loss.

Don't Heat That Room! 

If you have a room or two you're not using, like a guest room, don't turn on the heat, or close off the vents to direct the heat flow to the more important areas of the home. If you're only using oil heaters, only use them in rooms you're using. Another thing is to keep the furnace maintained so it stays clean and unblocked. These will help quite a bit in lowering your bill.

With these things in mind, stay warm during winter and keep those annoying bills manageable.

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 Nob Hill Charmer! Great Opportunity!!! Make this one your own or your investment property; whatever the goal-DO NOT MISS this one! Situated on a large corner lot, this gem features both formal and informal living areas; Recently re-finished hardwood floors; Cozy wood burning fireplace; separate dining room or perhaps office/hobby space; plus classic details throughout. Enjoy warm summer evenings under the ample covered patio. Close to shopping, UNM & UNMH, transporation! 

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