When the wind turns bitterly cold, it can take a bite out of your gas bill. Instead of cranking up the heat, try keeping the warmth in by properly winterizing your home.

  1. Seal all windows and doors against drafts. According to the US Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5-30% of your energy use. 
  2. Change your furnace filters once a month.
  3. Check your insulation and correct anything that might be inefficient.
  4. Replace any old, non-functional windows.
  5. If you use a fireplace, consider getting an insert that will direct the heat into your house instead of sending it up the chimney.

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