Adjust thermostat at night:
Turning down the thermostat at night can save a good amount off your heating bill per year. Investing in some heavier blankets may allow you to turn your heating system down 10 to 15 degrees each night while still allowing you to stay warm!
Heat only the rooms you use:
If you have guest rooms or storage rooms that you do not use, it will be greatly beneficial to close off the vents going into those rooms. This will allow for a more concentrated airflow into the rooms of your home that you use more frequently. Your heating system will have to work less hard to keep these rooms warm and you will save money!
Keep your furnace or heating system clean:
Keeping your vents and furnace maintained properly will allow you to reduce energy consumption and help save on heating costs. Check your furnace filter once a month to make sure it stays clean. When it gets dirty, simply replace it.
This will be a bit of an investment depending on how much insulation is needed. You can find cheap insulation material such as foam weather stripping for your doors and windows. This small solution will help cover up those areas that heat is escaping out of your home!
Use the sun as free heat:
Open up those curtains during the day and let the sunlight in, you can give your heating system a break on some of the coldest days if it is sunny enough out and your windows are facing the right direction! When the sun goes down, close the curtains to help retain the heat!