- Put on more layers of clothing to keep warm. You can
take off a sweater when you're active, then put it back
on when you're not.
- Turn off television sets, stereos and other electric
appliances whenever you're not using them.
- Consider insulated drapes to cut down on heat buildup.
- Close draperies in the winter to provide additional
- Move furniture away from heating and cooling registers
or radiators. Blocking or restricting airflow makes heating
and air conditioning systems work harder. If the vent
is located inconveniently, install a deflector and direct
the hot or cold air right where you want it. They're inexpensive
and easy to install.
- Consider using solid-state dimmers with your incandescent
lights. When you finish using a reading or work light,
you can dim it for general room illumination.