Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of dollars are being lost each year because of the tiny openings in doors and windows. "You want to keep the elements out and the heat in," said Operations Manager at Lowes, Phillip Blocker.
And closing small gaps can help keep that money from blowing in the wind. "Any way you can cut down on the drafts weather stripping around your doors and windows," said Blocker.
Most windows and doors already have some type of stripping, but over the years it gets warn down. "Especially during the cold weather, you can feel the draft coming in. You can run your hand around the door or window and that will tell you if you got a weak spot in your weather stripping," said Blocker.
And replacing is as easy as handling tape. "Its got adhesive on one side, and you just place it around the channel of the door and windows," said Blocker.
Making sure you have enough insulation in your ceiling also keeps warm air in. When purchasing insulation, it's all in the numbers. The bigger the R-Number the thicker it is. "You can use the spray foam insulation to cover up any gaps that you got," said Blocker.
Making sure your filters are clean by changing them once a month will also keep your heating unit from working harder than it has too. "Run your ceiling fans in reverse. That draws all of your hot air up and disperses it through the room," said Blocker.
On average, doing these things will reduce heating bills by 32 percent and lowers overall energy bills by $358 a year at current prices. "It's very easy and most of the things you buy will have the instructions on the package. So it's pretty straight forward," said Blocker.
So you can stay warm for less without a lot of hassle. Low-income households are eligible to receive government funding and services to weatherize their homes. You can click here for the requirements to apply. You can also call 706-722-0493.