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Keep your bills low this winter

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  Original Published: 12/4/2013

Most of us know the sure-fire ways to keep our heating bills low during the winter months... things like fixing windows and doors that let the air leak out.. angie's list suggests these tips to help you save this winter..

 1) Ductwork: you could be losing up to 20% of the warm air moving through your duct system to leaks and poor connections. seal up these air leaks with caulk, spray foam or weather stripping to keep the warm air where you want it.

2) Insulation:heat rises, and since we don't want to help it escape, check the amount-and grade- of insulation in your attic.

3) Programmable thermostats: drastically changing the temperature in your home, is a great way to throw away your money. try programming your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees, eight hours at a time. this could save you 5 to 15 percent on your heating bill each year.

4) Professional look-see: have a professional service team maintain your system every year.

5) Blockades: a couch, chair or bookcase that blocks good airflow can trap the heat you want in your air.

6) Solar power: use the sun! it's free energy.keep the blinds up and curtains open on a sunny day, your home will suck in the heat. then close the curtains at night to keep the heat inside.

   
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