Sweater weather is here, but no one likes the energy price surge that happens when temperatures fall. That’s why we’re breaking down the best ways to save money heating your home.
On the bright side, more than half of U.S. households are projected to spend less on heating this year. According to the Energy Information Administration’s Winter Fuels Outlook, families that heat their homes with natural gas can expect to save 21% this fall and winter. Households that heat with oil, located mostly in the Northeast, will likely spend more because of the colder winter weather forecast.
Ram Narayanamurthyis the Deputy Director of the Building Technologies Office at the Department of Energy. He says there are five easy ways everyone can work to keep the cold out and keep money in their bank account.
Step one: install weather stripping.
“Make sure that you have weather stripping around your doors and window,” says Narayanamurthy, emphasizing the importance of checking …