1. Seal leaks in heating and air-conditioning ducts.
  2. Clean or change furnace and air-conditioning filters every two months.
  3. Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower to heat your home.
  4. Turn your heat off or set it no higher than 55 degrees when you go to bed or when you are not home.
  5. Close your drapes at night and open them during the day to let the sun in and warm your home economically.
  6. If your home has a fireplace, keep the damper closed when you’re not using it and use a glass screen to minimize the heat loss.
  7. Make certain that your ceilings, walls and floors are properly insulated and have enough ventilation.
  8. Install foam installation gaskets in outlets and switches in outside walls.
  9. Caulk and weatherstrip windows and doors.
  10. Keep your radiators and warm-air outlets clean. Arrange furniture, curtains and drapes so the airflow from heat registers is not blocked.
  11. Installing skirts on mobile homes helps prevent heat loss.

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