The weather’s getting colder and with cooler weather comes higher energy bills to ensure homes stay warm.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5-30 percent of your energy use.
There are many ways to “winterize” your home without having outrageous utilities bills.
The first, and most obvious step is to make a “draft snake,” which anyone can do. A tightly rolled towel placed at the foot of a door leading outside can help keep the warm air from slipping out.
So can the Northern Louisiana Lightning, Lincoln Parish’s semi-pro football team.
The Lightning can become the first team in the Elite Football League to win a championship in its inaugural season.
The team will play against the Dallas Bulldogs Saturday in Dallas.
The Bulldogs will try and win their fifth consecutive championship.
Lincoln Parish, home to the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, Grambling State University Tigers and several high school football teams, did not have a professional or semi-professional team — until now.