EFynch: Mid Atlantic Homeowner Advice
Upper Marlboro, MD: As we face another Polar Vortex here in Maryland/ D.C., you might hear the groans from EFynch faithful because we all know what to expect in upcoming heating bills.
Well, there is a partial solution and it is actually older than the modern home itself. You can do it. . . right now. .. . . . and it probably will not cost you more than a few calories in our 3 step process.
STEP 1: Throw your blankets aside, get out of bed and stand up
STEP 2: Walk to you window (refrain from yelling obscenities at Old Man Winter, with the leaves off the trees, sound travels).
STEP 3: Close your curtains
. . . that's it.
Did you know that your home heating system can use up to 70% of your winter energy requirements? We all know that lowering the thermostat can help (consider this as a potential "Step 4") but the simple act of closing your curtains helps to keep in heat and out the cold. The thicker your curtains the …