October is Power Smart Month

Comments 158 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Lights on, heat up, turkey roasting in the oven, rain-soaked socks in the dryer. It’s sometimes challenging to save power at this time of year which is why October is Power Smart Month. For the next 31 days you can create a power plan for your home, learn ways to conserve energy, get great deals on energy-saving products, and participate in special programs that will help you be power smart all throughout the year.

Autumn in the Park

Tips for Power Smart Month

Power Smart Month Grand Prize

BC Hydro is giving away the chance to create and win your own Samsung prize package worth $10,000 when you create your Power Plan online.

The winner may choose one or more of Samsung’s ENERGY STAR® rated products up to a maximum retail value of $10,000 CDN. The products selected must be ENERGY STAR rated, in stock, and the winner cannot select more than one product from each Samsung product line. All products must be part of the same order and delivery must be accepted by November 30, 2013. See full contest details online.

My Power Smart Month Contest

This is the fourth year that I have partnered with Power Smart Month to promote energy-saving tips and tools and I’m happy to be able to offer up another great contest prize thanks to BC Hydro’s Power Smart partners at The Home Depot.

For the month of October, BC Hydro Power Smart is offering instant discounts from $3-$10 on ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), light emitting diode bulbs (LED) and light fixtures. See in store at The Home Depot or visit Power Smart Lighting for details.

Here’s how you can enter to win a $100 gift card for The Home Depot:

  • Leave a comment here with an energy-saving tip specifically for the cooler months and holiday season (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 Home Depot gift card from @PowerSmartBC + @Miss604 http://ow.ly/poBzt

My winner will receive a $100 gift card for The Home Depot and they will be drawn at random from all entries (on this post and Twitter) at 10:00am on Monday, October 7, 2013.

Update The winner is Isaac!

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158 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Radhika KTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:39pm PST

    My tip is to turn the heat down and wear a sweater and socks.

  2. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:52pm PST

    Turn the heat down when you go out.

  3. Arjun RudraTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:57pm PST

    Wear multiple layers at home instead of cranking the heater

  4. JamesTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:58pm PST

    Wow, you are a sucker feeding into this brainwashing! Enough already!

  5. Rebecca BollwittTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:59pm PST

    Hi James,

    I have partnered with Power Smart Month since 2010 as I love doing giveaways, saving on an energy bill is always a good thing, and passing on savings and deals to my readers is something I love to do as well.

    Should you wish to speak to someone about Power Smart Month I would be happy to connect you. Unfortunately I cannot email you personally as you did not leave a valid email address.

    Rebecca

  6. Ian YTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:14pm PST

    Wear more clothes rather then cranking up the heat!

  7. Donna LTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:19pm PST

    Cuddle up with cozy socks and sweaters!

  8. ChristinaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:41pm PST

    Wrap up with a blanket rather than turning up the heat!

  9. lizTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:41pm PST

    Open the drapes to let the sun when it shines into the house for natural warmth.Wear a cardigan.

  10. Karen FalkTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:42pm PST

    Buy a toaster/convection oven and use that instead of a big oven. I did that and rarely use the big oven at all.

  11. David HayesTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:46pm PST

    Buy a good programmable thermostat, saves a fortune on heating bills

  12. SandraTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:47pm PST

    Ceiling fans help save energy and improve comfort in the winter. During winter, run them clockwise (upward motion) at a low speed, to circulate heat that gathers near the ceiling. Most fans have a switch to reverse the spin.

  13. PaulaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:47pm PST

    get energy efficient windows! saved us a lot from turning up the heat last year!

  14. DarcyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:51pm PST

    Keep the oven door open after you bake.

  15. Donna LouTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:51pm PST

    Your furnace filter should be changed frequently during the months that your furnace is in operation; on average every 1-3 months? It will burn cleaner and use less energy. (Which type of filter to buy is a whole other discussion.)

  16. KirkyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:52pm PST

    Buy your heat-loving roommate a big cozy sweater for Christmas!

  17. EmiliaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:54pm PST

    Install a digital thermostat we did and combined with the powersmart tools you can see daily the usage of the home. I also have a clothesline in my garage for laundry, have no car. Love saving money

  18. shaunaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:22pm PST

    Put a new seal around your doors if the old one has gotten worn. Cut out the draft.

  19. JamesTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:25pm PST

    Make baked good on the coldest days…heats the apartment/house up nicely!

  20. IsaacTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:26pm PST

    Open the blinds when the sun is out to make a greenhouse of your place. Solar Power!

  21. MoTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:38pm PST

    Close the curtains or blinds at night to keep heat from escaping

  22. XingTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:47pm PST

    Wear extra layers and cook your meals to generate heat!

  23. mariaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:02pm PST

    Use a space heater to heat the room you are in instead of the whole place!

  24. RachelTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:12pm PST

    Bundle up with extra layers of clothes instead of turning the heat on

  25. Michelle WTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:14pm PST

    Be your own heater! Wear more clothes/layers and turn off the heat!

  26. MagTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:15pm PST

    Use LED Christmas lights.

  27. KayKayTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:22pm PST

    turn off all heat when you get to bed

  28. DebbieTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:41pm PST

    Use LED xmas light

  29. AngelaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:43pm PST

    Wear extra layers of clothes and use your fireplace if you have one instead of turning on the heat!! Cuddling in bed with your loved ones helps too!

  30. Brenda ClarkeTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:56pm PST

    Turn down the heat when you go out or go to bed.

  31. PoonamTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 5:23pm PST

    Wear a trendy sweater and turn down the heat… that way you’re stylish AND warm!

  32. Serena DeboltTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 5:39pm PST

    Unused windows can be covered in plastic to stop heat loss

  33. S. Alison BeckTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:41pm PST

    Bundle up peeps!

  34. Aaron B.Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:42pm PST

    Install a digital thermostat, gives you a more accurate reading and is programmable!

  35. VickyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:48pm PST

    Socks, mitts, toques and sweaters….candle lit dinners oh la la πŸ™‚

  36. LindaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:53pm PST

    Two pairs of socks around your house is key. Once your feet are warm, other parts of your body won’t feel as cold.

  37. Tooth FairyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:59pm PST

    Save electricity by using an indoor drying rack to dry your clothes! Don’t automatically throw everything into the clothes dryer! When you do use the dryer put in a dry towel and the load will dry quicker!

  38. carol clarkTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 7:05pm PST

    u can put film on ur windows it will help keep heat out and keep the temp inside at a normal temperture also u could seal off ur outlets they make a film of some sort that u use to seal it off i found that on the plastic website the other day which i never thought of like my light switch that made me think but im not quite sure how to do that in winter u can seal up any old leaks to prevent air leaking out good for summer to when using ur gas stove in winter for cooking turn off heat let that be ur heat but im sure that might get a little to chilly though turn ur hot water heater down in summer save on that also

  39. JanetTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 7:44pm PST

    Unplug electronic devices that aren’t in use!

  40. DonTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:09pm PST

    Turn down the thermostat at night or if you are away

  41. Dayna WilsonTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:19pm PST

    You can cover your windows with sheeting to keep heat in and the thermostat lower.

  42. GlendaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:45pm PST

    layers of fleece and hot drinks instead of turning up the thermostat

  43. BobTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:51pm PST

    Try your clothes on a drying rack instead of using a dryer.

  44. GordTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:53pm PST

    Using a space heater instead of turning on heat for the entire house. πŸ™‚

  45. AmyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:00pm PST

    Bundling up instead of turning on the heater

  46. laurelTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:45pm PST

    reseal doors with new weather stripping and cover windows with plastic it really works to hold in the heat

  47. mariaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:37pm PST

    If you get cold inside do some push ups or sit ups to warm up, plus you’ll get fit.

  48. lynnTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:38pm PST

    warm up your bedroom an hour before bed and then turn it off. once you’re asleep you don’t need it to be warm.

  49. KamTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 11:23pm PST

    Like everyone else…wear layers around the house and turn down the heat.

    One thing that could really help the cost of electricity would be to cut the excess fat at BC Hydro!!!!

  50. SylviaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:31am PST

    When using your dishwasher, do not have the heat dry selected..allow the dishes to air dry..just open the door and pull out the racks or leave it open a crack to allow air in.

  51. KittyPrideWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:40am PST

    Turn the light off when you leave a room, don’t leave lights on in empty rooms.

  52. Ken OhrnWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:54am PST

    Turn off appliances and computers during the night. A small savings, but it adds up.

  53. Amy HeffernanWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:47am PST

    Don’t forget to check your furnace filter monthly during the winter months and replace it if it’s dirty. Keeping your furnace properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and could save you up to 5 percent on your heating costs.

  54. lucWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:52am PST

    Have the heaters on a timer.

  55. HannahWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:20am PST

    Crank the heat down when you go out or go to bed.

  56. LindaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:30am PST

    Leave the heat on low and wear thicker clothes around the house.

  57. IainWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:34am PST

    space heaters — only heat the room you’re in.

  58. InsiWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:40am PST

    Try a new hobby and learn to knit a hat, a scarf or a pair of socks. πŸ™‚

  59. Andrea AmyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:04am PST

    keep the heat at a steady temperature, its the adjusting it up and down constantly that takes up the most energy

  60. Lucie BWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:10am PST

    Currently we: use a space heater when we only need one room warm, have a programable thermostat/heater, and bundle up with extra sweaters and slippers.

  61. RoWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:32am PST

    Instead of cranking up the heat, cuddle up with the family in cozy sweaters and blankets. A mug of hot chocolate helps too!

  62. staceyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:59am PST

    Put on a sweater and slippers and light candles in the evening to save on heat and lights.

  63. GaryWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 11:48am PST

    Install or get a digital thermostat installed. And use it to lower the heat when your away. This is especially good if your house is empty from 9-6 like mine.

  64. BillyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 11:48am PST

    Live in an apartment sandwhiched on top/below/beside other heat users!

  65. EileenWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:01pm PST

    Use space heaters to heat up small rooms rather than the entire house

  66. CaitlinWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:16pm PST

    Wool blankets and turn down the heat!

  67. Elizabeth BWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:45pm PST

    instead of cranking the heat in the early autumn day, put on a hoodie and warmer socks!

  68. dave117Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:48pm PST

    use a small oil radiant heater instead

  69. nancyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 12:48pm PST

    wear socks and keep your feet warm. Heat dissipates fasted here

  70. SanazWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:02pm PST

    Using electricity during off hours.

  71. Jane MehajWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:11pm PST

    Turn off lights when leaving a room !

  72. KathleenWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:18pm PST

    Put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat.

  73. EricaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:24pm PST

    Getting energy efficient windows and putting on a few extra layers really helps!

  74. KerriWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:27pm PST

    Living in an older home, we’ve replaced windows, added more insulation,
    and wear warm socks (original hardwood floors are great but a wee bit cold).

  75. Melissa PattonWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:36pm PST

    We had our electric company check our house for energy efficiency this helped. It’s a free service.

  76. AiWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:38pm PST

    Put on a sweater.

  77. LloydWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:41pm PST

    Wear more layers of clothing in the house.

  78. Mary WWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:43pm PST

    turn the lights off in rooms you’re not in

  79. jenniferlucasWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:47pm PST

    put a sweater on and turn down the heat

  80. AlexWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:49pm PST

    Turn off lights when needed and use gas fireplace instead of electric heat

  81. Katie SchieblerWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:56pm PST

    Go to bed early… πŸ™‚ cuz then you won’t have the tv and lights on as much…

  82. KathleenWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:11pm PST

    Turn your heat down and use blankets!

  83. JaniceWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:26pm PST

    The best way to save energy? Easy: turn off the heat and snuggle up to that special someone! πŸ˜‰

  84. TintinWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:57pm PST

    Turn down heat during the day when no one is home. At nights, can wear sweater/dress warmly to stay cozy and to keep heat turned down minimally.

  85. Michelle W.Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:54pm PST

    They sell fleece sheets now! Put those babies on your bed and you can turn your heat way down at night!

  86. Paul T,Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:38pm PST

    you can turn the hot water tank down, and the heat saves lots of money

  87. HarjitWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 5:53pm PST

    We look for ways to conserve energy all through the year, but for the cooler months we do the ‘candle test’ along our windows each year. If the candle flickers then hubby calks to seal the gaps that are hard to see. Sealed windows help keep the heat in and us nice and warm. Thanks for the chance to win, twitter fan@plumerea

  88. Tammy DalleyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 5:54pm PST

    Always turn the heat down when your not home,sometimes in the winter months we put plastic on our windows as well

  89. DarwinWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:11pm PST

    Make sure your windows/doorway doesn’t draft in the cold air and wear more clothes indoor including socks and sweaters.

  90. Lisa MartinWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:32pm PST

    seal those windows!

  91. SherrieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:40pm PST

    We are adding more insulation to our attick, sealing windows with film, and redoing weather stripping around doors.

  92. Gabriella SchmidtWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:50pm PST

    Pile on the comfy blankets.

  93. Cheryl (@loucheryl)Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:53pm PST

    I buy energy saving holiday lights to save hydro!

  94. JennyWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:12pm PST

    Use LED lights for Christmas! (I also thought the tip “keep the oven door open after you bake” left by Darcy is genius! I never thought of that before!)

  95. JenniferWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:43pm PST

    Turn down the thermostat when you are out of the house

  96. BrooklynWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:09pm PST

    As most have said, LED Christmas lights, but also on a rainy day or night I light some candles instead of turning on the lights! Makes it nice and cozy!

  97. SitaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:34pm PST

    Just took out our big comfy blankets to keep us warm instead of turning the thermostat up!

  98. kevkevsThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:30am PST

    Well, during the cooler months when it’s not hot and humid like the summer, I take a shower ever two or three days instead of everyday. I calculated that each 10 minute shower I take costs about 25 cents, so take a day or two off can really add up in savings!

  99. JaneThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:01am PST

    Use energy efficient portable heater

  100. Peter KhooThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:35am PST

    Wear a sweater!

  101. Jules A.Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:14am PST

    Get a programmable thermostat to lower the heat at night and during the hours you’re always out of the house (like work hours). You’ll save money and never even have to feel cold!

  102. AlisaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:55am PST

    My tip is to turn the heat off when you leave the house.

  103. MaryThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 11:37am PST

    I have the heaters on timers!

  104. Angela MitchellThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 11:53am PST

    Turn your heat down when you go to bed at night. Wear a sweater during the day and keep your heat down a degree or 2. Switch all your lightbulbs to CFL’s or LED’s.

  105. TonyThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:11pm PST

    Wear layered clothes and turn down heat

  106. Teresa KThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:50pm PST

    Layer up.

  107. tazimThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:20pm PST

    If it’s sunny, open the curtains during the day to let in the heat from the sun and close them when the sun is setting.

  108. DenBThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:00pm PST

    Air dry your clothes on the balcony even though it takes longer.

  109. AretaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:35pm PST

    Wear layers and even mittens!

  110. MaggieThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:42pm PST

    Turn down the thermostat when you are out of the house & LED Light for xmas.

  111. HeidiThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:53pm PST

    Get some cozy slippers

  112. JenThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 11:08pm PST

    We have lots of blankets at home to warm up with, instead of turning up the heat!

  113. BryanFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:24am PST

    Wear warm clothes!

  114. CindyFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 2:47am PST

    I would leave my hair to air dry. Having better sealing for the windows keeps in the heat.

  115. janFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:59am PST

    put in a programmable thermostat

  116. DanielFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:21pm PST

    Sweater instead of turning up the heat.

  117. CaresseFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:41pm PST

    Buy a drying rack and use this for as much of your laundry as possible.

  118. ElaineFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:44pm PST

    Make sure windows and doors are sealed properly so that cold air cannot enter the house.

  119. TracySaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 1:12am PST

    A thermostat with a timer is so helpful!

  120. AlanSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 8:20am PST

    Layers of clothes and using sunlight for heat.

  121. DebSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 12:51pm PST

    Wear more layers of clothing.

  122. RaySaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 12:52pm PST

    Turn down the thermostat when you aren’t using a room.

  123. VarleySaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 12:55pm PST

    Turn down the heat and constantly maintain physical with others in the room through communal hugs.

  124. Chris (@lyteforce)Saturday, October 5th, 2013 — 5:53pm PST

    Dressing to stay warmer is the easiest route IMO.

  125. KristaSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 8:59pm PST

    A hot water bottle to warm your toes at night is a great alternative to turning on the heat!

  126. Ruby BSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 9:22pm PST

    Instead of turning up the heat wear a sweater, a comfy fuzzy robe and/or snuggly slippers to keep feet warm.

  127. Randy BSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 9:23pm PST

    Use a programmable thermostat and turn the heat down at night when you are sleeping. Use a warm blanket/comforter to keep warm instead.

  128. ShelleySunday, October 6th, 2013 — 9:04am PST

    Close curtains at night to keep warmth in.

  129. Teya TamsenSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:37am PST

    Hi! Recommend Power Smart Liners for Hot tubs & pools, and timers for heating too; especially for Renters whom often cannot control their heat (ie, I was living in a rented basement suite; where the landlord had the heat cranked for 4 years?! They killed all our plants and I suffered from menopause, horrors πŸ™ ..

    IF the renters had their own accounts and could control their own heat; there would be some Power Smart happiness there πŸ˜€ ..

  130. Teya TamsenSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:39am PST

    Also, I’m noticing that you can buy all difference kinds of curtains, blackout, power smart, and noise reduction now as well; but I can’t seem to find all in one feature for curtains yet?! That would also be a very happy Power Smart situation! πŸ™‚

  131. Teya TamsenSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:41am PST

    Also! What I would luv to see (or what I’d learned about being a renter that cannot control heat; a 2 timer for Power Smart ie, 5-6 am power on/off and 4-5 pm power on/off = twice a day should be enough to keep the home warm <3

  132. Denise MorrisSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:41am PST

    Wear cozy slipper, invest in a good pair.

  133. Sharon D.Sunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:05pm PST

    Bring out the blankets, keep socks on, keep blinds closed and a lot of cuddling with my dog all help in keeping the house and ourselves warm w/o turning on the thermostat.

  134. AdamSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:20pm PST

    turning off the heat when you are not home

  135. JenniferSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:49pm PST

    Fleece-y layers of goodness on the feet and on the top.

  136. Elizabeth LawSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 1:26pm PST

    I keep the heat low and drink hot tea, vacume or do the dishes if I get cold. Before I go to bed if my feet are cold I soak them in hot water. Add some Epsom salts and make it a relaxing foot soak. The magnesium in the Epsom salts will help you relax before you sleep too!

  137. Kathy E.Sunday, October 6th, 2013 — 1:31pm PST

    A properly maintained furnace can save up to 5% on heating costs! Remember to check your furnace filter monthly during colder months & replace if it’s dirty.

  138. Steph BknSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 3:46pm PST

    We turn the heat down & put a sweater & socks on, we also have lined curtains to keep the main living spaces & bedrooms warmer. My husband is also adamant about keeping t he furnace up to par eep our costs at a minimum. We also pull out fleece sheets for the beds esp the kids beds to ensure our beds are warm when we settle down for bedtime πŸ™‚

  139. Karla SceviourSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:09pm PST

    Turn the heaters down at night,,wear a sweater and wool socks to keep warmer πŸ™‚

  140. Andrew PSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:11pm PST

    Turn off the heat when you are not at home and wear layers!

  141. RileySunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:36pm PST

    Put plastic on the windows.

  142. GraceSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:52pm PST

    Get a digital/programmable thermostat!

  143. Josh SSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 9:02pm PST

    Turn the heat down a little bit. Use extra blankets instead!

    tweeted https://twitter.com/jnunavut/status/387065238958268416

  144. KatieSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 9:36pm PST

    Reusable water bottles

  145. JonnieSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 9:51pm PST

    Get warm slippers for everyone in your house. When your feet are warm, your whole body is warmer so you don’t feel the need to crank the heat so high.

  146. Chris O.Sunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:20pm PST

    Now that it’s too cold/wet to hang washing out on the line to dry – remember to combine smaller loads of wash in the dryer for one larger dryer load.

  147. Tina shawSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:49pm PST

    Set your heater timer to turn on only when you’re home from work

  148. MaureenMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:14am PST

    Wear layers, layers, and more layers instead of turning up the heat.

  149. Jenn SMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 1:59am PST

    make sure you windows are draft free. may need extra caulking

  150. Carol MMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 6:23am PST

    Use a timer on your thermostat is turn down the heat when you are not home and/or at night.

  151. LauraMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:18am PST

    Convert to a smart thermostat to only heat when needed and people are home.

  152. merilee_dawnMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:19am PST

    Intall a programmable thermostat.

  153. CarolMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:53am PST

    Don’t turn the dishwasher or washing machine on until they are full.

  154. SharylinMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 9:23am PST

    I’m replacing the weather stripping around my front door to reduce the draft

  155. TanisMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 11:14am PST

    Bundle up in the house before cranking the heat!

  156. DebMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:39pm PST

    my tip is to install an auto timer thermostat, and set it 1 degree lower than usual

  157. Anne GuagliardoWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 1:21am PST

    Wear a thick sweater, and make you some mint infusion and you’ll be all set for winter without consuming too much πŸ˜€
    Anne

  158. GAIL WHITWORTHMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 12:16am PST

    USE A PROGRAMABLE THERMOSTAT BLANKETS AND SWEATERS

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