Written by contributor Eren Hays San Pedro of Vintage Chica.
For some of you up North, the weather is already beginning to cool off. The last few evenings here in Virginia have felt measurable cooler than the unbearably humid 90′s of last week.
And for those of you down South, autumn and cooler weather is on the way. I promise!
Canning those last few tomatoes, dreaming about new knitting patterns… preparations for days spent inside are being made. And we shouldn’t be forgetting preparations for our homes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, one third of our home energy use goes to heating our homes.
And although I dream about living in an extremely energy efficient home one day with passive solar design and a green roof, we live in a very non-energy efficient house with the original builder’s grade windows.
Last year, I remember sitting in my favorite chair and feeling a distinct draft coming from the window next to me. And after doing some research online we found that we had a few options.