- Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working (change out batteries now that the new year is approaching).
- Check your outside fuel (furnace) and dryer exhaust vents, making sure that they are not obstructed
Saving Money on your heating bill:
You can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. By turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° for 8 hours, you can save 5% to 15% a year on your heating bill — a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long.