“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saving Money in the Den
Today in our saving money room by room we are focusing on the den/family room. We still are not running the A/C. Although the daytime temps outside are into the high 70s and 80s already, the temperature in the house is sticking around 74 in the hottest part of the day. Our family room in on the south side of the house, making it pretty hot. So here are a few things to save money in that room. 1. Have a ceiling fan and open the windows. Install solar screens to shield the suns rays. 2. Lower the blinds once the sun moves across to be hitting directly on that room. 3. Turn off the television and the power strip for all those gadgets that go along with the television. 4. Keep the lights turned off during the day and move to a cooler side of the house to take advantage of natural light. 5. At night put a box fan in the window to bring cooler air into the house which will keep it cooler longer. 6. Wear cool, comfortable dresses during the day (yes dresses are much cooler than pants which trap body heat). That is about it for that room, for us anyway. So stay cool and enjoy those energy savings!