Get ready for the cold

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home. With rising fuel costs and increasing concerns about our planet’s health, maybe this is the perfect year to asess your home’s energy efficiency. And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, you can save up to 3% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.

Commit to setting your thermostat 1 degree lower this month than you usually do.