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For this mission our bloggers were equipped with outlet insulation, safety plugs, caulking, weather stripping and even instructions on how to create unique door-draft-dodgers to battle winter’s icy chill.

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7 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter (And Save!)

Last year as a Project Envolve Ambassador I shared some simple ways you can winterize your house and save on your utility bills. Cold weather is here again so I’m revisiting those ideas, and sharing some new things my family is doing to stay warm without cranking up the heat.

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9 Money-Saving Tips to Winterize Your Home

We have made a number of energy efficient upgrades since moving in that have saved us a bundle on our electricity bills and I’m looking forward to sharing some of those today.

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Save Money with These Winter Preparation Tips for your Home

Living in a 100+ year old house has its advantages–our house has charm galore but also it’s disadvantages–hello drafty windows!

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

I know we’re all trying to pretend like winter isn’t closing in on us, but I’m here to make you face the facts.

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Tips for Winter Preparation

Although we are seeing warmer days here in NEPA, I think that it’s safe to say that in the next few weeks there is no avoid the colder temperatures and it’s important to tend to winter preparation as we approach the cold winter months.

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Winter Energy Saving Plan (free printable)

Did you know there are some simple and inexpensive fixes you can make to your home to ensure that you’re not wasting energy and heat during the cold, blustery winter months?

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11 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill This Winter

Hey, hey – There’s frost on our pumpkins! And, unfortunately, once the weather gets a little colder, there’s usually a lot of frost on the inside of our windows. But not any more, because we are right in the midst of finally replacing them!

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I’m Dreaming of an Energy Efficient Christmas: Five Ways to Cut Energy Costs this Winter

Remember earlier this year when I wrote a not-so-subtle open letter to my husband about summer energy-saving tips? Well, it worked. He got the message, and this summer’s energy bills were a full 15 percent lower than last year’s bills. Now it’s time for chapter two: winter energy savings.

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Prepping Your Home For The Winter Months

Prepping your home for the winter months is a great way to make your home more energy efficient. During the winter months is generally when our electric bill is at it’s highest

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5 TIPS TO WINTERIZE YOUR HOME & SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS

It’s COLD. Seriously, it is one of the coldest winters I can remember here in Pennsylvania. As I’m writing we’re planning for yet another snow day with a high of 9 degrees tomorrow. I can hardly wait! (You can feel my sarcasm dripping through the screen, can’t you?) Despite the deep freeze outside we’re trying not to touch that thermostat and jack up our energy bills. Instead, we’ve made use of these tips to winterize our home. Check them out and you can use them to save on your energy costs, too. And you can stay warmer, because clearly that’s needed with sub-zero windchills!

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DECORATE WITH HOLIDAY LIGHTS FOR LESS

I’m so excited to start bring you some regular tips on how to save money and save electricity as an Ambassador of Project Envolve™, a program sponsored primarily by PPL Electric Utilities. I am a PPL customer and even if you’re not you can definitely still follow this series of for great and timely tips on how save.

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DIY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND GLITTER STARS!

There are two things you should know about me for today’s post: I’m a holiday freak and a frugal nutjob. Those two things don’t always go hand-in-hand, though. If money was no object, our house would be decked out Griswald-style and lighting up the local skies. But reality sets in fast when the electricity bill comes and I realize that, oh shucks, money is in fact something to think about in this little humble life of mine.

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Easy ways to lower your winter energy bill

Yeah, I changed the words. Have you been outside lately? It’s freezing! And I’m not happy to report that it’s *kind of* freezing in some parts of my house, too. Just look at my front door! That ice is on the inside!

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In a Deep Freeze? Weatherproof your Home in 10 Easy Steps!

I never heard the term polar vortex until a few weeks ago. If you live in the northeast or anywhere around the great lakes, you are probably very familiar with the term now as well. In layman’s terms a polar vortex is a big cold front that moves down into the US from Canada, causing extremely low temperatures – so low that you might feel like you up and moved to Antarctica, Ok, so maybe I embellish a bit. But it is freeeeezing!

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Making the Holidays a bit more Green with Project Envolve™

This past weekend my family and I worked hard and had fun getting our holiday decorations up. We decorated our tree, put up our holiday lights outside and add special touches to the fireplace mantle.

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Winter Weatherization Tips

It may be March on the calendar but step outside your house and it sure feels like January, with our super cold temperatures and gusting winds. With some simple, inexpensive Winter Weatherization tips you can be warm and cozy inside your house all winter long. Typically your windows and your doors are the most common causes of drafts in your house. I know for me this is true. Living in a 100+ old house is charming, yes, but with original windows it can get drafty quickly. In fact I remember years ago before the upstairs windows were replaced you could see the curtains blowing in the wind even when the windows were closed….that’s is a draft!

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