Sunday, October 27, 2013

Late October in North Carolina - time to winterize the bedroom!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - warm sheets and plenty of blankets, we are ready for the winter!
So we did have our first frost warning this week. Much to my dismay I realize this time of year that although North Carolina is considered "The South", it is not far enough south to be considered tropical and evade any kind of winter weather. So this weekend, winterizing the bedroom was on the schedule. This meant, replacing all the light summer sheets and getting the flannel out to make sure that we are nice and cozy at night.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - fleece and down everywhere
But besides getting the beds ready with warm blankets, we also prepare the windows with extra insulation. You can buy simple insulation strips at Lowes or Home Depot. These strips are glued around the window and stop any leaks from burning a hole in your pocket by needing extra heat. We also have plenty of fleece blankets around the house, electric fireplaces in two main living rooms and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.
Here is an example of the weather strips, very easy to apply and they last all winter, sealing the windows to prevent air leakage.
available at Lowes here
 We also had some solar panels installed and a high efficiency furnace put in last year; both of which will cut down on heating expenses throughout the winter. So now all ready for the winter, we do not need to fear snow or ice because the scene below is also North Carolina in the winter. BRRRR!

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