The average American spends $900 annually on heating. Texas may not be as cold as some states, but we're no strangers to frosty weather.

  • Set your thermostat to 68°. You'll be comfortable and spend less on heating costs.
  • Set your ceiling fans clockwise to help warm your home by pushing rising heat back down.
  • Close the fireplace flue when you're not cozying up to a fire.
  • Change your filters at least once every three months and have your equipment checked annually by a professional.
  • Make sure that walls and attic space are properly insulated. Adding fiberglass insulation is one of the most cost-effective savings measures.
  • Close heating vents in unoccupied rooms to save 5-10% on heating costs.
  • Minimize the number of times doors to the outside are opened and closed.
  • Seal'em and save! Save up to 20% by installing storm windows, and reduce heat loss by sealing around regular windows.
  • Save hundreds of dollars per year by replacing old windows with new ENERGY STAR® windows that can keep up to 70% of radiant heat indoors.
Bottom line: Take the chill out of your bill by closing vents in unused rooms, flues of inactive fireplaces and doors facing outside.

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