5 Ways to Warm Your Home for Less


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Cold weather can test your home’s efficiency and, sometimes, significantly impact your wallet. Instead of giving in to higher energy bills, try these five tips to stay warmer this winter.

 

Your thermostat

Programming your thermostat to let the temperature drop a bit while you’re away and heat up when you return is an easy way to save big on heating bills.

 

Let the light shine

Draw back curtains and blinds during the day to allow the sun to come in. A sunny day, even a cold one, will heat up rooms a few degrees.

 

Fan flip

Ceiling fans don’t necessarily need to be off during colder months. If you flip the directional switch on your fan and choose a low speed it will push the naturally rising hot air in your home back down.

 

Mind the gaps

Check windows and doors for cracks, gaps and openings. Replace broken glass, framing and caulk where necessary.

 

Close it up

If you spend more time in some rooms than others, simply close doors to trap the heat. Additionally, if there are rooms you don’t use, shut doors and vents to redirect heat.

Father’s Day Gift Guide


Father'sDayGiftGuideBannerFather’s Day is approaching quickly. Show your love and appreciation for the special men in your life with these dad-approved gift ideas.

 

Father'sDayGiftGuide1. Bifold Wallet with RFID Protection – $60.00
This dual-toned leather wallet offers a special liner to help protect the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in your credit and debit cards from unwarranted scanning.
2. Jalapeño Corer & Grill Rack – $7.99
Random? Maybe. Fun? Absolutely. This pepper set allows you to core jalapeños and stuff them with anything your heart desires. Place the peppers in the slots and throw this on the grill for some true Texas heat.
3. Double Old-Fashioned Glass – $9.95
These simple glasses are the perfect vehicle for enjoying a whiskey on the rocks, or even a cup of iced tea.
4. YETI® Tundra 35 Cooler – $299.99
If you haven’t joined the Yeti bandwagon, it’s time to jump on. These are sturdy, reliable coolers perfect for anything from a fishing trip to a backyard barbecue.
5. Nike Hyperflight Golfballs – $24.95
Upgrade your golf game with these high-tech golfballs. They’ll play a good game all the way to the 19th hole.
6. Wine Aerator – $24.95
Enjoy a perfect glass of wine every time with this easy-to-use aerator. In the time it takes to pour a glass, it will quickly mix the proper amount of air with the wine to enhance the flavor, bouquet and finish.
7. Grill Brush – $29.95
This sleek, contemporary grill brush is an essential tool for any grillmaster. Smart features make the work of cleaning grills a breeze. Stubborn residue has met its match.
8. TrakDot Luggage Tracker – $39.99
Whether on a business trip or a vacation, there is nothing worse than losing your luggage. Prevent this tragic travel mishap with this handy luggage tracker. Simply pop it in your luggage and keep track of its whereabouts via your smartphone.