Monday, June 11, 2012

Save Money By Weatherizing Your Home

We moved last Summer and have been trying to find ways to weatherize our home to cut down on the utility costs.

When my husband inspected the attic, we realized the house was extremely under insulated. In fact, many of the can lights weren't sealed properly and were leaking heat back into the house.

My husband took on the chore of insulating the attic himself. It's been arduous at best, since there are many tight spaces and pitches. He built boxes around the can lights to keep the heat from seeping from the attic to the house. Then he installed the insulation. It took 3-4 days. In hindsight, we might have been better off having the insulation blown in. Lesson learned.

We're anticipating the cost of the insulation to help cut our utility bill by 25% or more each month. We're also looking at all the Window / Door casings, inspecting the cracks around the frame of the house and foundation.

In addition, we're trying to be proactive about turning off and unplugging appliances when they're not in use.

What other tips have helped you cut your household utilities?


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Happy Bottom Bags Starting at $7.99 (Reg $39.95) + Extra $1 Off Each Bag Exp 6/12

Tanga has Happy Bottom Bags on sale. These enviro-friendly totes small bags are $7.99 (Reg $39.95) and the large bags are only $9.99 (Reg $49.95). Use Coupon Code HBOTTOMTANGA for an extra $1 off each bag Exp 6/12.

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Coldwater Creek Outlet - Extra 30% Off + FREE Shipping = Colored Seed Bead Necklace for $2.79 (Orig $14.95) Exp 6/25

Make sure you check out the selection in the Coldwater Creek Outlet. You can get Free Shipping with Coupon Code WFP4167 Exp 6/25. And you can get an additional 30% off select items.

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ELLE Magazine Subscription for $4.50 (Reg $39.94) Expires Today 6/11

Today only, Tanga is offering a Elle Magazine subscription for only $4.50 with Coupon Code ELLE (Reg $39.94).

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$5 off (1) Gallon of Sherwin-Williams Paint

Have any DIY projects you've been wanting to start? Coupons.com has a coupon worth $5 off a one gallon of Sherwin-Williams paint.


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Vegetarian Times Magazine for $7 (Reg $44.91)

Get a one-year Vegetarian Times Magazine subscription for $7 (Reg $44.91) from Saveology.

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Famous Footwear 20% Off Printable Coupon Exp 6/17


Get 20% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear. Print your coupon when you Click Here. The coupon expires 6/17.


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Toddler Sundresses for $7.50 (Reg $24) + Free Shipping on 1st Totsy order Exp 6/14

Totsy has Toddler Sundresses for just $7.50 (Reg $24). There are so many adorable prints. Shipping is Free on your first Totsy order.


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11x14 Photo Canvas for $38 (Reg $92) + Extra 20% Off + Free Shipping Exp 6/17

Get an 11x14 Photo on Canvas for $38 (Reg $92) via Plum District. Plus, Shipping is FREE! There are four other sizes of Photo on Canvases available at discount, too.

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Kohl's Extra 15% Off - Men's Polos for $8.49 (Reg $30) + Kohl's Cash Exp 6/13

Kohl's is offering an extra 15% off your purchase with Coupon Code PICNIC15 Exp 6/13. Earn $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend. Shipping is Free on orders over $75.

You can get Men's Polos for just $8.49 after discount (Orig $30).


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Girls' Shoes for $9.99 (Reg $20+) Exp 6/13 at 6 am PDT

Zulily has Girls' Shoes for only $9.99 (Reg $20+) from Little Angel. There's a really big selection to choose from. The sale ends 6/13 at 6 am PDT.


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iPhone / iPod Armband Carrier for $11 (Reg $24.99) + Free Shipping Exp 6/13

Get an iPhone/iPod armband carrier for $11 (Reg $24.99) via Eversave. Plus, Shipping is FREE!


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Michelle Bernstein 6 Quart Pressure/Slow Cooker/Rice Cooker for $49.99 (Reg $159.99) + Free Shipping Expires Today 6/11


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