How to keep your apartment warm

We have plastic on windows ,our apartment is all electric so never turn heat past 60 Other wise bill is over 300 dollars .we have infare portable heaters but still eel the chill in house ,any suggested thank you vicky

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 30, 2017
    Wear Layers of clothes. Use Thick Draw Curtains or back yours with Blanket Have Carpet. Put draft strips all round the doors and or Make draft Excluders for your doors or Hang a Curtain/Blanket... Ask if you can get any help with heating from Local Authority or Welfare Dept.
  • Scenictrvlr Scenictrvlr on Nov 30, 2017
    Don't forget to put the insulated covers between outlets and their covers. A lot of air comes up thought yoir electrical outlets. These are very cheap to purchase. Also purchase some caulk and go around the frame of your window inside the house. It's amazing how much air seeps through a tiny opening. I made quilts for my son's windows as he has a very drafty apt. He puts them up each winter and on nice days pulls them back but the rest of the time keeps them hanging down. Looks nice like a piece of art and adds great warmth.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Nov 30, 2017
    Draperies with insulated linings. Don't forget the floors - if the apartment is above an unheated area (like a garage) a think rug may help insulate the floor, if the floors are bare.
  • Bjg25750075 Bjg25750075 on Nov 30, 2017
    Use space heater, ceramic or quarts infrared heater
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 30, 2017
    the space around doors and windows let in a lot of cold air, see if the landlord will caulk around the doors and windows. Also, change filters monthly, and make sure there is nothing blocking the vents.
  • Laurie Williams Laurie Williams on Nov 30, 2017
    Burn thrift store candles. I’m amazed at how much a few little flames will add warmth
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 30, 2017
    Check with your power company and see if they have an "equalizer plan" (like ours) that evens out your energy costs over the whole year (we pay the same amount every month, even though we use more electricity in the summer months (Arizona, 110 plus) we keep our thermostat at 77 to 80 in the summer and about 70-73 in the winter (65 at night).
    Most power companies offer a home evaluation inspection that will show you where you are losing heat.. and offer suggestions on how to fix it.. heat loss thru and around windows and doors, etc.
    Portable electric heaters will only add to the electric costs, an electric blanket or mattress pad will use less and keep you warmer at the point that you might as well bump the thermostat up to 65 or 67 (a little higher temp is better for you and you won't feel so cold all the time).
    You say you have plastic on your windows... is it right up against the glass or is it spaced and inch or so away from it... do you put up insulated drapes in the winter to help keep out drafts.. that might help...