We’re going to participate in the “Freeze your buns challenge” hosted by Crunchy Chicken. The idea is to use the least amount of energy possible to heat your home this winter.
We have no kids or pets, and we’re in good health. To me, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see just how low we can go.
We’ll try to set our thermostat to 65 during the days and 58 during the night. Right now, the windows are open and it’s a very comfortable 73 in here. That’s only 8 degrees cooler… shouldn’t feel too bad, right?
Actually, I know 65 can feel pretty cold. So, here’s what we’re going to do to try to stay comfortable.
-I’m going to buy window winterizing stuff. Since we’re in an apartment, we can’t do too much to alter the state of the windows. I’m thinking about weather-proofing tape/plastic. I might even roll up old towels and put them along the window sills, to see if that will stop some of the cold air from leaking in.
-Our exterior door just opens up into an interior hallway in the apartment building, so I don’t expect drafts to bother us there.
-We’ll keep all closet doors shut, so we won’t have to heat them.
-I’ll shut off the vents for the bathroom, since we aren’t in there for very long, and since it’s centrally located, it probably won’t be too cold.
-The closet for our half bath has our furnace in it, so it’ll probably be nice and toasty in there.
-During the day, I’ll shut off air flow to our bedroom and also shut the door. No need to heat an unused room.
Do you have any tips for me? How warm will your house be this winter?