(KMOV.com) - News 4's Sharon Reed shows everyone some simple steps to save real cash on their heating bill as temperatures plummet.
For a start, here is a list of many of the products Paul Guthier from Hanneke Hardware showed News 4’s Sharon Reed.
Some cost as little as $2 or $3 and can still be found and used before the temperature really dips Sunday into Monday.
Water heater insulation blanket
Door sweep and threshold
Cold weather faucet cover
New furnace filter
Window and sliding door insulator kits
Easy heat cord for water pipes
Foam tape or spray gap filler for bigger holes and cracks
If you want a space heater, be sure to get the right type and size.
A simple rule of thumb for picking the right sized space heater is: 10 watts for every 10 square feet in a room.
For example, if you have a 10 by 10 room that is 100 square feet. 100X10 means you need a 1,000 Watt heater.
Utility heaters and fuel burning heaters are not for living space, they should be out in the garage or in a basement.
For more, here are additional tips from Laclede Gas.