With some sources predicting that heating costs could rise by as much as 54% this winter, you’ll want to use less.
“Your HVAC system actually uses the most energy in your house, and it’s important to make sure everything is running efficiently and not wasting fuel,” said Dan Wroclowski with Consumer Reports.
For that, you’ll usually need some professional maintenance at least once a year.
But here are some other things to do:
Consumer Reports has another strategy that could save up to 10 percent on heating costs, and maybe even help you sleep better. Simply lower the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees at night and add a few blankets.
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