Now that winter has arrived and brought bitterly cold weather with it, you'll likely be working harder to heat your home. And we have some tips from the U.S. Department of Energy to keep your electricity bill from burning you up.
Find and seal leaks, especially around windows and doors. Officials say that alone can save you ten percent on your bill.
Open your curtains to let sunlight in during the day, but close them at sunset.
Turn the thermostat down while you're out of the house and sleeping.
Clean or replace your furnace air filters regularly.
The Department of Energy also says insulating your attic will lower your bills in cold and hot weather.