Here are tips to help lower your bill this fall and winter:
Bundle up on warm accessories: Wear warm socks and sweaters while inside, use extra blankets while sleeping and lounging, and add area rugs to cold floors.
Install blackout curtains: You can save up to 25 percent by swapping out regular curtains with blackout energy-efficient curtains.
Adjust the thermostat: Homeowners can save money when sleeping or not at home by turning the thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours.
Perform regular maintenance on your furnace: Keep your furnace and vents properly maintained and cleaned to reduce energy consumption.
Take shorter showers: It will reduce the expense of heating up water.
Don't let the water run while doing dishes or brushing your teeth: This can waste money, turn the water off between brushing and washing.
Turn down your water heater: About 14 to 25 percent of energy consumed is due to a running water heater, so lower the temperatures 10 to 20 degrees or turn the knob to "vacation move" to save energy while you're not home or using it.
Switch to LED lights: Use LED holiday lights to reduce the cost of decorating for the holiday season.
Consider eco-friendly options: Sustainable updates such as smart tech help cut costs.
Unplug to save on your electricity bill: Unplug all unused electrical devices.