Cutting Drafts, Regularly Repairing Your Heater Can Slash Heating Bills in Half

Looking to cut down on your heating bills and still stay cozy this winter? Popular Mechanics has some great energy savings tips that will save you money and still keep your toes toasty.

For starters, cut down on drafts. They recommend some helpful tips such as replacing worn weather stripping, adjusting door threshholds, especially on outside doors, and even eliminating drafts around electrical boxes such as household plugs with indoor weather stripping.

Put Regular Heater Maintenance on Your Winter To-Do List

Another great way to save on the heating bills? The US Department of Energy recommends having your heating system repaired annually, ideally at the beginning of the season, to see how to keep it best running efficiently. Be sure to replace furnace filters monthly.