Though turning your thermostat down a few degrees is the most effective way to save on heating costs, we also suggest these seven tips to trim your utility bills without sacrificing comfort:

  1. Do annual equipment maintenance for higher efficiency.
  2. Change your furnace filter at recommended intervals.
  3. Reverse the rotation of your ceiling fans to push warm air back down where you’ll feel it most.
  4. Let the sun shine in during the day to take advantage of natural solar heat, and close blinds and curtains at night to keep the heat in.
  5. Seal drafty windows and doors.
  6. Check and replenish insulation in walls and attics.
  7. Use a programmable thermostat to reduce heating when you’re asleep or away from home.