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

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


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

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!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
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