Saving money on electricity is always a big thing at our house. Everything we own is electric (no gas or propane). The last few days we have had to run the AC due to the humidity and the fact that my son has been sick and was having a hard time breathing. We do all the normal things they tell you to do….keep the hose has warm as you can handle (for us that is about 75 during the day and 73 at night)…we turn it up to 78 or so when we are not home….the normal stuff. We also still use the door snake. In the winter you use it to keep the cold air out…in the summer to keep the cold air in.
This past winter I made a door snake from an old towel and some rice. I had an 16 lb bag of rice that I got for $8 just for projects like this (and heating pads….but that is another post!)
I measured the bottom of the door that I was going to use the snake on and then added 4 in. This would give me room to sew up the ends and have the snake be longer then the door. I made a tube by sewing three ends shut. I turned the tub right side out and with the help of my husband and a funnel filled it with rice. I then sewed up the other end.