Monday, January 24, 2011

Use the Sun for Savings

I am very fortunate in that I live in a house that has a large south facing window in my living area. Each day in the afternoon we tear open the curtains to let the sun shine in. You would be surprised how much it heats up the house.

Once the sun goes down the curtains get closed. We also use the sun as our light source. Our lights remain off all day until evening and only if we absolutely need to, do we turn them on.

The sun is a frugal and easy way to heat and light your home.

This is part of the Frugal Tuesday Tip blog hop.


  1. I have been doing a lot of research on passive solar heating. It's the same principle but a bit more involved. So simple and I wonder why houses aren't built with this in much energy could be saved!

  2. I do this too! Although Jeremy gives me a hard time because he thinks our thick curtains shut help keep the house warmer. Kind of hard to test for us. I'd settle for a vote to see who wins this one, if only there were a place, lol!!

  3. We also do this our house is facing the perfect direction and the whole South side of the house is practically all windows!! We get so much heat coming through there during the day that our thermostat stays at 72*!! The only downfall is the downstairs which is a walkout basement is freezing! We plan to move a woodburner that is in place upstairs in the kitchen down to the family room to keep the basement warm. Someday we plan on getting solar panels to harness all that heat to be able to heat the whole house!

  4. This is a great tip. I actually did this the other day. It's amazing how it can be 10 degrees outside but the sun can still warm up your house.