Christmas is just around the corner and we are sure you have people coming to visit.
There will be doors opening and closing, Christmas trees hauled through windows, and lots of kids running in and out of your house.
How will you manage your heating bills to be sure to save enough money to help pay for all those presents and donations? Here at Garber, we have a few tips to help you get through the holidays unscathed, or at least... less than your neighbors??
Tip #1: Try to manage the traffic. I know, I know, easier said than done, but where there is a will, there is a way. Keep the kids contained and try to make sure people know to close the doors behind them. It is helpful to have a friend around to open and close the doors as you haul people and things through them.
Tip #2: Keep your windows and doors closed. This one is tough, especially when you are cooking up a storm for your family and friends. But, just for a second, just to let the heat out, can turn into a forgotten item, and your furnace will just keep on running. If you absolutely have to "let the heat out", make sure you put someone in charge of closing it as soon as possible.
Tip #3: Make sure all your weatherproofing is secure on the exterior doors and windows, this keeps your heating in. Put the little wind blockers under doors that seem to let cold air in. This is all stuff you probably already did for fall, but it is a good time to double check them.
And finally, just relax and enjoy the holidays!
These are such special times and it is important to put the electronics down, and really focus on the people who matter to you. We here at Garber wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!