Dress for the weather and turn your thermostat down a few degrees
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you can save a ton of cash if you simply dress a little warmer during the colder months. If you get in the habit of wearing sweaters, slippers and blankets around your home, you can turn your thermostat down a bit and still be completely comfy. It’s winter – dress for it!
Get an energy audit (or Do It Yourself with a spot thermometer / infrared gun)
Getting an energy audit is a lot like getting a check-up at the doctor – a professional auditor can check out your whole home to spot any problem areas where heat could be leaking out, and recommend exactly what you can do to fix them. And while we wouldn’t recommend WebMD-style self-diagnosis for your health issues, if you want to take a stab at DIY energy auditing using a spot thermometer or infrared gun, we say go for it! These handy tools detect exactly where your home is leaking heat so that you can patch up those areas with insulation.