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Smart Ways to Save Energy Costs in Winter

Don’t get stuck with impossible insulation or a failing furnace. Instead, use these savvy ways to save energy and freeze out the frost by looking:

For every degree you set back your thermostat back, you’ll save 3% on heating costs. Try these easy ideas:

Under doors Place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door. Why? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, decreasing drafts can reduce your energy use by 5 to 30 percent.

On the ceiling Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to push warm air downward.

In the basement Clean your furnace filter once a month during the heating season for increased
airflow, and consider switching to a permanent filter, which traps around 88 percent of debris.

In the garage Mount snow tires on a spare set of used wheels. With increased traction, you will have better stopping power.

Around the house Rearrange furniture to make sure heating vents aren’t blocked.

In the attic Make sure you have at least 12 inches of insulation lining your attic to keep heat from escaping through the roof.

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