Home > Mom's Life > Managing Your Home > Going Green > 10 Surefire Ways to Save Energy and Stay Warm This Winter

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

10 Surefire Ways to Save Energy and Stay Warm This Winter

8 of 11
ChristmasFireplace

Close Your Fireplace's Damper


Traditional fireplaces actually lose energy, since they pull warm air up the chimney and out of the house. When the fireplace isn't in use, make sure you close the damper -- but first ensure there aren't any smoldering embers lingering. If you decide not to use the fireplace at all, block the chimney off with a piece of rigid insulation that fits snugly into place. This type of insulation can be found at any hardware store.

Next: Revamp Your Indoor Lighting

highlights

8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices — is one of the biggest parenting challenges of our time. Use this guide to create healthy screen-time rules for your whole family.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and Activities
Sand, seashells, and stones can provide hours of family fun. Check out the greatest beach-related activities and crafts for toddlers on up.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks