With record-setting low temperatures, furnaces and space heaters are being used to keep homes warm. Before turning up a thermostat or plugging in a space heater, remember to think twice about both safety and energy efficiency.
Follow these tips and share them with your friends and family:
There are other things you can do to stay warm, save money, and keep safe:
As a rule of thumb, heating and cooling are responsible for 40 percent of energy use in the home. Stay safe and warm, but conserve where you can.
Get a lot of other ways to keep safe while staying warm here!
I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews. 11 great-nieces and great-nephews (and if you follow this bio at all, it won't surprise you that, yes. Another one is on the way!). No, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 2 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.