Don’t go broke this winter: Ways to save on your power bill
Operation: Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college.
Whether you love or hate the snow, don’t panic when it’s time to pay your power bill.
Follow these steps to shrink your power bill and expand your wallet this winter:
Utilize your wood-stove. Cut, split and stack your own firewood.
Program your thermostat to kick on only when someone is home.
Wear layers, stay active or wrap up in a blanket to stay comfortable.
Get rid of drafts by inspecting doorways, outlets and pipes.
Apply plastic covering to the outside of inefficient windows.
Insulate the attic.
Opening up drapes during the day and turn lights off.
First year COCC nursing student Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money.