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Stay Warm and Save Money With These Efficient Heating Tips

(Published on - 2/5/2019 5:01:24 PM)

 Year after year, many homeowners find themselves surprised when their first heating bill arrives. The frugal-minded tend to turn to extra blankets and multiple layers in lieu of paying expensive heating bills, but at the end of the day, you should be comfortable in your own home.

With a little knowledge and a few behavior tweaks, you can heat your home much more efficiently, without sacrificing your comfort or your hard-earned paycheck:

 

Turn down the temperature.

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your winter thermostat to 68 degrees while you're awake, and setting it lower while you're asleep or away from home. You can save up to 10 percent a year on heating (and cooling) costs by simply turning your thermostat back anywhere from 7-10 degrees for approximately eight hours a day, like while you're at work or sleeping. 

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