Saving Money On Heat By Not Turning It On

Sweater, no holes, very warm

If you’re wondering why I’m not blogging about saving money on heat, it’s pretty simple.

It’s not cold enough in Toronto to justify turning on the heat. A sweater and a pair of wool socks works just fine. In fact, I’m wearing the wool sweater I darned a few nights ago.

I live in a building that’s about 25 years old. There’s a lot of concrete and I’m surrounded on all sides except one so my place stays quite warm. The one side that isn’t surrounded faces west so it warms up when the sun is out.

That can be a pain in the ass during summer but winter time it’s great.

Add a down duvet, flannel or jersey sheets (my friend Patti swears by them), a hot water bottle and I’m toasty warm. All of these bought off-season and on sale, of course. In fact, I got the queen-sized down duvet at a silent charity auction about seven years ago.

Plus I have nice sweaters. I should wear them.

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