Crazy Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill This Winter

Popular Mechanics reports that one will save you an estiamted $100 a year – which means it will pay for itself in a couple of winters. Clay Pot Heater; Kandle Heeter (above) available from Heat Stick or the materials for a DIY version are probably available in your garage or backyard

If you want to take it even further, either buy a readymade clay heater, or make a flower pot into a heater using candles. You can plug it in and turn it on when you need it. Now, it’s time to explore these perhaps less known ways to reduce the amount you spend heating your home — without needing to keep your teeth chattering, all bundled up in a Norwegian wool sweater, with down slippers glued to your feet all winter long. And since it’s candle-powered, no kilowatts required. So fancy yourself a little chickie and settle down to roost as you watch television or sit at your desk – in a little bubble of warmth and comfort. We’ve heard all the regular ways to conserve heat in your home. It’s comfortable, but still functional for eating or getting work done on a surface. You’ll see the savings soon. (Image credits: Marcia Prentice; Amazon; Heat Stick; Amazon; Amazon) If you have a fireplace, and want to keep hot air in your home, try one of these handy dandy chimney balloons. Inflatable Chimney Balloon; available from Amazon

Warm air rises and chimneys give that air the perfect avenue to go up and disappear from your house entirely. Once the pot heats up from the little frame, it emanates a nice heat.

Updated: 04.11.2014 — 09:10