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Weatherized for Cold

October 10th, 2009 at 08:55 am

Um...it's snowing here today. Well, it's not sticking to the roads and the green grass is still visible. But the flakes are still flying.

Yesterday, we ran to Home Depot and purchased a blanket for our hot water heater. Our basement, where it's located, isn't heated. We also bought some insulation for the basement. There was 6 foot section where the frames meets the foundation that didn't have ANY insulation. We didn't notice it until this summer and we lived here nearly 3 years!!

I also bought some caulk and sealed up a few areas on the outside of the house. I did this last year, but found a few more areas that need sealing. I will also use some clear caulk inside to seal where our windows meet the window frame. There are a few gaps.

We also picked up some more energy saving bulbs and a new outdoor light fixture. Our total cost at Home Depot was about $75. I think the light fixture and bulbs were the most expensive! Best thing is we completed most of those projects yesterday when it was warmer. Yipee!

P.S. I made to the gym on a Saturday. That is a miracle!

6 Responses to “Weatherized for Cold”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    Is it kind of early for snow???

  2. CouponAddict Says:

    Thanks for the reminder, I bought a hot water heater blanket last summer and never got around to putting it on.

    I stopped readying your blog post and got it done. Our hot water heater is very close to our furnace and it is in a insolated area but I wanted to do it anyway.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    I've been wanting to get one too, but like CouponAddict mine is close to the furnace and the basement is pretty stable in temp. I just haven't gotten around to doing this and it would likely pay for itself rather quickly and it's an inexpensive fix!

  4. lowincomelady Says:

    Wow, it's snowing where you are and it's cold here in Australia here too! I am so sick of the cold weather as we have just been through winter which was supposed to end in August and its now October and its still cold!

  5. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Thanks for unwittingly contributing to my family's to-do list today! It's not snowing where we are, but it's six degrees Celsius (41F) and 10:05 AM of this typing.

    Also, this isn't a paid plug, but somehow I came across Microsoft's Hohm website, which has an application for customizing energy savings solutions for the house. You can start with your zip code and age of the house.

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Lol - this went on my to-do list too!

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