Downtown Snow

68 is the magic number. Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower. Every degree above 68 can increase your bill by a whopping 3-5 percent!


Set it and forget it. Take advantage of programmable thermostats. Especially if you have a furnace, set your thermostat to turn the heat down at night and when you're away.


Small isn't always mighty. Despite what you might think, space heaters are not energy efficient. If you have central heating in your home, just avoid space heaters.


Don't forget maintenance
. Make a list and check it twice. There are three things to remember regularly. When your fireplace is not in use, make sure your damper is closed; check or replace filters once a month; and clean air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators, and be sure they aren't blocked.


Hello sunshine. Besides providing Vitamin D, sunlight helps heat your home for free. Open drapes and let the sun stream in!